Carnegie Mellon University
February 06, 2018

Rosenbaum Awarded Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship

CEE PhD student Eilis Rosenbaum was recently awarded a Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship. Rosenbaum, from Stoystown, Pennsylvania, joined the department after earning her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Geneva College and her Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering at University of Pittsburgh.

Advised by Professor Kaushik Dayal, Rosenbaum’s research focuses on the rheological properties of specialized low-density wellbore cement that is produced by injecting a pressurized inert gas into cement to produce foamed cement. This award will be used to complete this work and the results will lead to better cement design and laboratory testing procedures of foamed cement. "What an incredible honor it is to be selected for this award. It is because of the phenomenal support from my advisor and my department that I have been so successful. Thank you for this opportunity! This research is so important to safe drilling and I will utilize this award to further that research.

The Bradford and Diane Smith fellowship was created through the generosity of Bradford Smith, a 1969 graduate of the College of Engineering, and his wife Diane, a 1971 graduate of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences to help support the graduate studies of highly deserving students in the College of Engineering (CMU).