November 07, 2019
Vijayashanthar Awarded Cohon Fellowship
PhD candidate Vasi Vijayashanthar has recently been awarded a Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Vijayashanthar received his Bachelors in Environmental Science from New York University and Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering at State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo.
Vijayashanthar, who is jointly advised by Professors Jeanne VanBriesen and Mitch Small, is researching on strengthening understanding of the natural geochemical processes that affect lead dissolution, and to introduce innovative computational tools to mitigate and prevent public health risks from lead exposure.
"I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship," says Vijayashanthar. "I would like to thank the supporting committee for this generous award and look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence in research within the department."
Through a generous gift to the Inspire Innovation Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University, University Professor and President Emeritus Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen Cohon established in 2009 The Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The fund established with their gift is used to provide research support fellowships to deserving graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering who are specializing in environmental engineering.