Chris Tyler, a Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student, has won the 2013-14 Siemens Energy Graduate Scholarship.
The $30,000 scholarship was established by UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) with funds provided by Siemens Energy. This is the second time the scholarship has been awarded.
In his studies and research, Tyler works with faculty advisor Dr. Tony Schmitz of Mechanical Engineering in the area of advanced manufacturing. Specifically, they are developing methods to more efficiently machine hard-to-manufacture materials. These materials include high-heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant superalloys used in power turbines.
The Siemens scholarship program was established in an effort to assist the Lee College of Engineering in attracting and retaining top graduate students enrolled in energy engineering programs and conducting graduate-level research on energy engineering related topics.