Michigan Engineering doctoral student Paul Beata has been chosen as the 2015-16 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program.
Paul is a Ph.D. candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a Beyster Fellow, he will be performing computational materials simulations of the dynamic polymerization of the epoxy/graphite interface, which, among other benefits, will translate to significant improvements in fuel efficiency across all industries.
Paul is past president of the U-M chapter of Bridges to Prosperity.
The J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program was established by four-time alum Dr. J. Robert Beyster (BSE Engineering Math 1945, BSE Engineering Physics 1945, MS Physics 1947, PhD Physics 1950) and his wife Betty to acknowledge that doctoral students are “the originators and carriers of innovative ideas and solutions from the University to the world”, and to emphasize the pivotal role that high-performance computing must play in solving our societal challenges.