Carnegie Mellon University
October 05, 2016

Mukherjee Awarded Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship

Mukherjee Awarded Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship PhD Candidate Dipayan Mukherjee was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship.

Mukherjee completed his undergraduate studies in 2014 at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he completed his Masters of Technology in Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Advised by professors Kaushik Dayal and Hae Young Noh, Mukherjee is researching a data-driven approach to analyze fluid flow through porous materials. Porous materials like concrete and rocks are used extensively in engineering constructions and a data-driven approach is expected to give quick and accurate estimate of fluid flow through such materials, subjected to certain fluid pressure gradient.
“I am grateful that I have been awarded Dr. Elio D'Appolonia Fellowship to support my graduate studies,” says Mukherjee. “I am very motivated by cutting edge research and I am very proud to have received his fellowship.”
The Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship was established, with the generosity from the Devendra and Kshama Shukla Foundation, to recognize his impact on the department. Dr. Appolonia, was a CEE faculty member from 1948 to 1956 and truly helped to define and develop the multidisciplinary, creative problem-solving nature of civil engineering at CMU that remains a hallmark of the program.