Graduate Student Stories

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Engineering doctoral student leads cutting-edge semiconductor...

February 28, 2024

Vamshi Kiran Gogi always wanted to be an engineer. During the first semester of his master's program at the University of Cincinnati, he developed a passion for semiconductor research, leading him to transition into a PhD program. Throughout his years as a Bearcat, Gogi has served as the president of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Student Association, trained students in cleanroom processes, acted as a graduate assistant in the Office of College Computing and more. He was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Students can earn two degrees in one year in France and at UC

February 2, 2024

After spending five years as a Bearcat earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering technology, Will Mnich decided to continue at the University of Cincinnati to earn not one, but two additional degrees in the aerospace engineering field. Mnich is a student in the Aero-Systems Operations (AESOP) dual degree program.

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UC engineer explores more efficient propulsion for aircraft

January 4, 2024

University of Cincinnati aerospace engineering doctoral student Saugat Ghimire was fascinated by planes his entire life. At UC, he has been involved in teaching and research, on-campus activities such as serving as the president of the Nepalese Student Association and the vice president of the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Government. He was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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UC engineering student helped start new lab

December 18, 2023

Ten years ago, Eleanor Scott came to the University of Cincinnati to pursue a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and gain real-world engineering experience through UC's cooperative education program. In the beginning of her master's program, she began working with Dr. Sarah Watzman, who was in the process of setting up a new lab. After working in the lab for several months, Scott decided to remain at UC for her doctoral degree in materials science. Her PhD research focuses on magneto-thermoelectric characterization of Weyl semimetals. She was recently accepted into the Department of Energy's Science Graduate Student Research Program and was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Engineering student aims to develop a more sustainable world

November 20, 2023

As an aspiring power engineer, University of Cincinnati student Matt Smeal hopes to contribute to a more sustainable world by working towards better energy solutions. Smeal is a fifth-year electrical engineering student at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) specializing in electric energy systems with a minor in environmental studies. Currently, he serves as vice president for Clean Up Cincy, a volunteer litter clean-up organization, and is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Theta Tau engineering fraternity. He is also one of the first students to enroll in CEAS’s new Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy, through the ACCEND program. ACCEND enables undergraduate students to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees concurrently.

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UC engineering student works to advance ultrasound technology

November 15, 2023

Elmira Ghahramani, a biomedical engineering PhD student at the University of Cincinnati, first found an interest in medical imaging during her undergraduate studies in Tehran, Iran. Her research aims to address limitations and enhance the efficacy of ultrasound imaging, specifically as it applies to liver tumor thermal ablation. She collaborates with professionals from Cincinnati Children's Hospital and was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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UC engineering student works to improve speech science technology

November 9, 2023

Speech is one of the most complex tasks many people perform in their daily lives. University of Cincinnati graduate student, Sarah Li, is applying principles of biomedical engineering to the study of speech. She has received several awards for this research and was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month from UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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UC engineer designs robots to fix satellites

October 2, 2023

The path to higher education looks different for every student. For doctoral student Andrew Barth, the inspiration to pursue a Ph.D. came after fifteen years in the aerospace engineering industry. While at the University of Cincinnati, Barth has been involved in several professional conferences, high school and undergraduate outreach programs, and was recently named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Aerospace engineer works to improve helicopter turbulence at sea

June 12, 2023

Syed Qasim Zaheer is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati studying aerospace engineering, with a specialized interest in fluid dynamics and flow turbulence. His doctoral work has primarily focused on the analysis of air wakes from large ships during sea-based operations, and how to work towards preventing air wakes from causing turbulence to helicopters that land and take off from the ships. Zaheer is a recipient of the Professor R.T. Davis Memorial Scholarship, and was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Biomedical engineer driven to create a better life for her sister

March 29, 2023

Dominique Tanner, a biomedical engineering doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati, finds motivation from her sister. Diagnosed with epilepsy at just a few months old, her sister has experienced seizures all her life. Tanner became determined to learn about the condition and dedicated herself to a career in helping her sister and others like her. She is the second black woman to receive a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at UC and was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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