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Michigan Engineering student Katherine Sebeck has been chosen as the 2013-2014 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing. Michigan Engineering student Katherine Sebeck has been chosen as the 2013-2014 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program.

Katherine is a Ph.D. candidate and NDSEG fellow in the Kieffer Group within the Material Science and Engineering Department. As a Beyster Fellow, she 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.

Katherine is also actively involved as a volunteer with the Open Data IGERT program within the University of Michigan’s School of Information.

The J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program was established by four-time alum J. Robert Beyster (BSE Engineering Math 1945, BSE Engineering Physics 1945, MS Physics 1947, PhD Physics 1950) and his wife Betty to acknowledge that Ph.D. 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.

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