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Iman Javaheri Awarded the 2020–2021 MICDE Fellowship

PhD Candidate Iman Javaheri has been awarded the 2020–2021 Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE) Fellowship.| Short Read

We’re delighted to congratulate Iman Javaheri (BS U of Utah ’17, MSAE U-M ’19, PhD U-M ’22) on being awarded the 2020 – 2021 Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE) fellowship. 

Designed to promote the use and advancement of scientific computing techniques and practices in diverse scientific disciplines, the fellowship is notable for becoming increasingly competitive with the majority of the contenders bringing significant, high-quality research accomplishments to the table.

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IMAGE:  Potrait of Iman Javaheri (BS U of Utah '17, PhD U-M '22)

A graduate student researcher and mentee of U-M aerospace engineering professor Veera Sundararaghavan, Iman works in Dr. Sundararaghavan’s Multiscale Structural Simulations Lab (MSSL). Iman Javaheri’s research interests include, among others, computational reconstruction and characterization of large-scale microstructural models based on adaptive experimental imaging. The objective of his thesis project is to use a combined multi-scale experimental and computational framework to produce better predictions of the mechanical performance of anisotropic materials, such as additively-manufactured metals.

Among his awards, Javaheri has won the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Graduate Student Fellowship,and University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellowship. He is also a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society; and Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society.

In reaction to receiving the fellowship, Javaheri said,

I felt both honored and humbled. I am excited about the opportunities that this fellowship will provide. And I am incredibly thankful for the support of my mentors—Prof. Veera Sundararaghavan from the Aerospace Engineering Department and Dr. Andy Newman from NASA Langley Research Center who have greatly enhanced my educational experience here at the University of Michigan.”

Portrait of Iman Javaheri
The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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