Energy Center

John Zink Company Graduate Fellowship Fund

Congratulations to the following 2012 winners of the John Zink Scholar Fellowships:

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Application period is closed for 2013

John Zink Company (www.johnzink.com): Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Zink is home to one of the combustion industry’s largest research and development test centers. John Zink’s emissions-control and clean-air systems function in the world’s most demanding industries—from hydrocarbon and chemical processing, to biofuels, automobile manufacturing, food processing, pulp and paper, waste management, and more.  Combining practical problem solving with creative innovation, John Zink Company legacy works towards developing a generation of clean products that address the challenges of their clients and an environmentally conscious world. John Zink Company is interested in recruiting outstanding students from Purdue.

Graduate Fellowship Fund: The John Zink Company Graduate Fellowship Fund is supported by the John Zink Company on an annual basis.  The fund has been designed to support full-time regularly enrolled Purdue graduate students from the College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, College of Science and College of Technology who would like to be or are currently involved in combustion research.  The fund provides opportunities for three students each year to work with faculty in combustion research.  Students who are selected agree to: (1) share their resume a semester in advance of their graduation with the John Zink Company; (2) tour the world class John Zink Company R&D Test Center and manufacturing facilities in Tulsa and (3) attend one of the John Zink Institute’s combustion training classes in Tulsa at no charge.  Each student will be called a “John Zink Company Scholar” and receive a one-time fellowship of $5,000 and a plaque. Fellowship may be used to attend workshop, conferences, and S & E supplies.

Requirements: To be eligible, a graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at Purdue University full time. Only students who are interested in combustion research need apply. A report and presentation will be due two weeks before the end of the semester during which the fellowship is received. Previous recipients are not applicable to apply again.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted until October 1 and award recipients will be notified by November 1.  A complete application includes: (1) a maximum two-page project description in combustion research; (2) a maximum one-page letter of nomination from the faculty advisor; (3) a narrative on how the funds will be used and timeline; (4) a transcript, and, (5) statement agreeing to participate in one hosted invitation to go to the John Zink Company Tulsa facility to attend John Zink Institute’s combustion training classes (http://www.johnzink.com/training-classes/) and submission of a report and presentation to the Energy Center.  All documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to energy@purdue.edu and a copy to sharma@purdue.edu.

Selection Process: An ad hoc committee convened by the Energy Center, Discovery Park, will review all the applications and make recommendations.

Contact us: Pankaj Sharma, Managing Director, Energy Center, Global Sustainability Institute, Discovery Park; sharma@purdue.edu; 765-496-7452.

2012 Winners

David Kittell

David Kittell receiving award from Charles Baukel, Director, John Zink Institute

David Kittell, Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. student; advisor Dr. Steve Son) Calibration of Reactive Flow Models for Non-Ideal Explosives using Small Scale Overdriven Detonation Experiments
Pratikash Panda

Pratikask Panda receiving award from Charles Baukal, Director, John Zink Institute

Pratikash Panda, Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. student 2nd year; advisor Dr. Robert Lucht) Structure and Dynamics of Fuel Jet Injected into a Vitiated Subsonic Cross-Flow
Anup Sane

Anup Sane receiving award from Charles Baukal, Director, John Zink Institute

Anup Sane, Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. student; advisor Jay Gore) Remote Sensing of CO Concentration and Temperature in Burner Environments Using Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS)

2011 Winners

Mushin Ameen

Mushin Ameen receiving award from Charles Baukel, Director, John Zink Institute

Muhsin M. Ameen, Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. student 2nd year; advisor John Abraham) Multi-scale Simulations of Turbulent Jet Combustion under High Pressure and High Temperature Conditions
Brent Rankin

Brent Rankin receiving award from Charles Baukal, Director, John Zink Institute

Brent A., Rankin, Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. student 2nd year; advisor Jay P. Gore) Inverse Radiation Analysis and Infrared Image Velocimetry for Turbulent Combustion Applications: Steam-Assisted Flames, Flares, and Plumes
Ranjita Ghose

Ranjita Ghose receiving award from Charles Baukal, Director, John Zink Institute

Ranjita Ghose, Chemical Engineering (Ph.D. student, 2nd year; advisor Arvind Varma) Oxidative Coupling of Methane Using Novel Solution Combustion Synthesized Catalytic Materials

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Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

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Purdue University
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