May 31, 2013

Four graduate students have been awarded Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (SIGF) to conduct research relating to energy and the environment. The annual SIGF program awards three-year fellowships to outstanding Stanford doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research.The competitive, university-wide program is administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE). Since 2008, more than 70 students have received fellowships.

The following students were awarded fellowships this year in the area of environment, energy and sustainability:

Laura Bloomfield (Biology): "Landscape Change, Human-Primate Behavior and Cross-species Disease Transmission"

Gregory Bratman (Biology, E-IPER): "The Relationship Between Metal Health and the Environment" 

Adam Jaffe (Chemistry): "Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials for Battery Applications" 

Junjie Qin (Civil and Environmental Engineering, ICME): "The Intelligent Periphery: Controlling smart energy networks with humans in the loop"

For more information, visit the VPGE website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/SIGF