UT Industrial Engineering graduate student, Girish Upreti won 1st place for his research on fuel cells. He accepted his prize at the 2015 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
in Los Angeles, which included registration to the event, hotel accommodations and a cash prize. Mr Upreti presented a poster on Impacts of Government Subsidies on North American PEM Fuel Cell at the Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition. His PhD supervisor, Dr. Rupy Sawhney, an UTK Industrial Engineering professor, and Dr. David Greene, Baker Fellow and Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor, are studying the impact of policies on fuel cell technologies.
The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize exceptional students in the field of fuel cell related technologies. The award was established after the passing of fuel cell pioneer Dr. Bernard S. Baker and is given yearly to three of the most exceptional students world-wide. Read more about it here: http://www.bbakerstudentaward.com/