By Caroline OstermanThe College of Engineering and the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018–19 Eaton-Hachigian Fellowships, awarded this year to three students pursuing Master of Engineering degrees at UC Berkeley. Selected by the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Eaton-Hachigian Fellows are engineering graduate students, pursuing studies in energy-efficient electrical and power hardware or software solutions, wireless communications and sensing devices, or specialty materials. The Eaton-Hachigian Fellowship was established in 2008 by gifts from the Cooper Industries Foundation and from Berkeley alumnus and the former Chairman, President, and CEO of Cooper Industries, Kirk Hachigian, ’82. Cooper Industries became part of Eaton Corporation in 2012, and the name of the fellowship was changed in 2017 from the Cooper Fellowship to the Eaton-Hachigian Fellowship.
This year’s fellows are Liwei Chen, Elizabeth Foster, and Liam Purvis.
Liwei ChenCandidate for MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Systems Engineering Fellowship Category: Energy: Smart utility systems for rural electric cooperatives Undergraduate degree: Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Capstone project: Smart utility systems for rural electric cooperatives with the Post Road Foundation (Adviser: Gabriel Gomes, Lecturer, ME)
Elizabeth FosterCandidate for MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Energy Technology Fellowship Category: Energy: Smart utility systems for rural electric cooperatives Undergraduate degree: Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky Capstone project: Smart utility systems for rural electric cooperatives with the Post Road Foundation (Adviser: Gabriel Gomes, Lecturer, ME)
Liam PurvisCandidate for MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Data Science and Systems Fellowship Category: Wireless Comm and Sensors: Intelligent Collaborative Radio Networks Undergraduate degree: Statistics, University of California, Berkeley Capstone project: Intelligent Collaborative Radio Networks (Advisers: Anant Sahai and John Wawrzynek, Professors, EECS)
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