Ph. D. Student Davis Receives Whitaker Fellowship


Caleb Davis, a Ph. D. student in the Biomechanical Environments Lab, received the Whitaker International Fellowship for 2014-2015. This award, funded by the Institute for International Education, encourages biomedical engineering students to conduct research abroad for up to one year.

Caleb spent over nine months (September 2014 – June 2015) researching at Queen Mary University in London, England. Under the supervision of Prof. Steve Greenwald, he conducted biomechanical testing of explanted carotid arteries to develop improved models of the mechanical behavior. Caleb presented the results from this research at the SB3C conference in Snowbird, Utah.

“Researching in London was a great experience,” he said. “Not only was I working on some fascinating projects, I also got the cultural experience of living in another country.”

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Caleb (Right) and Dr. Moreno (Left) at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England.

 

 

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