The Estate of Harry M. Ferrari (MSE ’55, PhD ’58) provided a gift for endowment to establish the Harry Ferrari Student Fellowship Fund. This fund will provide support to graduate students in the department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Ferrari joined the Westinghouse Electric Atomic Power Division after receiving his doctorate degree from the U-M. At this company, he was instrumental in developing the nuclear fuel materials and designs that power nuclear plants worldwide today. As a prolific author of technical articles, Dr. Ferrari lectured around the globe and received many prestigious awards. Dr. Ferrari also founded Gamma Sports, a global manufacturer and distributor of tennis equipment, combining his interest in tennis and innovation of new materials.