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Wenyu Gu Wins ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student, Wenyu Gu, has been selected to receive the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award by Rackham Graduate School. | Short Read

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student, Wenyu Gu, has been selected to receive the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award by Rackham Graduate School. This award recognizes highly accomplished graduate students who have produced exceptional dissertations of outstanding scholarly quality in their field of study.

Gu’s dissertation is titled, “Metals and Methanotrophs: 1. Genetic and Biochemical Characterization of the Uptake and Synthesis of Methanobactin; 2. Bioinformatic Analyses of the Effect of Rare Earth Elements on Gene Expression.”

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The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award is presented to students with exceptional and unusually interesting research work. Each year, Rackham invites faculty to nominate outstanding dissertations produced in their programs. The nomination dossiers submitted are then read and discussed by a review panel of faculty members who identify the finalists. Then, members of the Michigan Society of Fellows read the finalists’ dissertations, review their merits, and select the winners.

There will be an award ceremony honoring the winners on Tuesday, April 24.

Gu is advised by CEE Professor Jeremy Semrau. Congratulations Wenyu!

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