Carnegie Mellon University

Mateo Samudio Headshot

October 05, 2021

Samudio Awarded D’Appolonia Fellowship

PhD student Mateo Samudio was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship. Samudio completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Paraguay, and masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering at CMU.

Advised by professors Destenie Nock, Corey Harper, and Greg Lowry, Samudio’s research analyzes the impact of E-grocery in the transportation network of Seattle through stochastic demand modeling and transportation systems analysis software.

‘I believe this support is an example of one of the best traits that can be found in human beings: generosity,” says Samudio. “I will do my best to contribute to knowledge as is expected from a CMU PhD student, and will be ever thankful for this fellowship.”

The Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship was established, with the generosity from the Devendra and Kshama Shukla Foundation, and other donors, to recognize his impact on the department. Dr. D’Appolonia, was a CEE faculty member from 1948 to 1956 and helped to define and develop the multidisciplinary, creative problem-solving nature of civil engineering at CMU that remains a hallmark of the program.