Doctoral Student Wins Award for Skunk Research

Evan Vargas, a research assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the Outstanding Student Presenter Award at the 2014 Spring Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of The Combustion Institute. His presentation was titled "Effects of Particle Size on Microwave Heating of Aluminum Powder Compacts."

The Combustion Institute is an international non-profit, scientific, and educational organization, founded in 1954, which serves the purpose to promote and disseminate combustion research. Fundamental and applied scientific disciplines contribute to this research, which has strong ties to technical and industrial processes.