The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has awarded fellowships to six University of Delaware doctoral students, two students who recently received bachelor’s degrees from UD, and six alumni who earned their undergraduate degrees at UD and are currently enrolled in graduate studies at other institutions. In addition, two students from other institutions plan to matriculate at UD to use their fellowships, and five UD students and six alumni received honorable mention recognition.
We are pleased to continue to introduce you to some of these students. Brandon Vance, a chemical and biomolecular engineering doctoral student, is focusing on converting polyolefins into gasoline, jet and diesel-ranged fuels, and high-grade lubricants. His primary objective is to develop fundamental knowledge pertaining to the reaction network and catalysts that facilitate those reactions.