The department is pleased to announce that Vinicius Amaral, Class of 2017, was awarded the National Science Foundation's 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) for his PhD research at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His field of study is in Geosciences - Chemical Oceanography.
The NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) offers fellowships to applicants selected through a national competition. It recognizes and supports individuals early in their graduate training in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) fields. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant reserach achievements in STEM or STEM education.
Vinny's senior thesis at Princeton is titled "Cesium in Fukushima Soils: Characterizing Site-Specific Adsorption on Illite Particles", and was advised by Professor Ian Bourg.
Congratulations and good luck to Vinny on his research!