Congratulations to Dr. Tugba Ceren Gokoglan Barut for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation and receiving the “Outstanding Energy Engineering Doctoral Student Award”. Dr. Gokoglan Barut has joined Aspen Aerogels as a Senior Battery Engineer. We wish her best of luck.

Congratulations to Joe Egitto for successfully defending his master’s thesis! Joe also received the Energy Engineering Outstanding Master Student Award!!! Joe is leaving the group to start his new career as an Enterprise Solutions Engineer at NECI (New England Controls). We wish him best of luck.

Congratulations to Mahnaz Nourani for successfully defending her dissertation! Dr. Nourani, E2STL’s first PhD graduate, also received the Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Student Award!!!