Grad Fellowships

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The University of Akron Biomimicry Fellowship Program was co-launched with Great Lakes Biomimicry in 2012. The mission of this first-of-its-kind program is to provide interdisciplinary training in biology, design, engineering and business to next-gen innovation leaders pursuing PhDs in Integrated Bioscience or Polymer Science / Polymer Engineering. Biomimicry Fellows are supported through an industrial assistantship with an organizational sponsor, and over the course of a five-year doctoral program, dedicate up to 20 hours per week advancing biomimicry initiatives within their sponsoring organizations.

More details are provided in our Biomimicry Fellowship Program Info Packet.

Calls for applications for Biomimicry Fellowships will be announced on this page as positions come available. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Biomimicry Fellows must meet minimum requirements for admission to the PhD program of choice: Integrated Bioscience or Polymer Science / Polymer Engineering.

For more information about Grad Fellowships: Contact Peter Niewiarowski, BRIC Principal Investigator / Director of Biomimicry Fellowships, and Emily Kennedy, BRIC's Director of External Relations

 

 

BRIC Fellows

Rebecca Eagle-Malone

Rebecca Eagle-Malone
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Research Specialty: Biomimicry education and plants in extreme environments
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: rse4@zips.uakron.edu


Sarah Han

Sarah Han
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: sih12@zips.uakron.edu


Stephen Howe

Stephen Howe
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: sph43@zips.uakron.edu


Banafsheh Khakipoor

Banafsheh Khakipoor
Title: IB PhD Candidate, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: bk98@zips.uakron.edu


Daniel Maksuta

Daniel Maksuta
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Polymer Science
Email: ddm27@zips.uakron.edu


Sarah McInerney

Sarah McInerney
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Research Specialty: Identify and explore hurdles faced by industry during the adoption of biomimicry as an innovation tool
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: ssm70@zips.uakron.edu


Ariana Rupp

Ariana Rupp
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: ak230@zips.uakron.edu


Derek Schwarz

Derek Schwarz
Title: Polymer Science PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Polymer Science
Email: dbs41@zips.uakron.edu


Kelly Siman

Kelly Siman
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: kes126@zips.uakron.edu


Lamalani Siverts

Lamalani Siverts
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: ls129@zips.uakron.edu




Total results: 20

BRIC Fellow Alum

Sebastian Engelhardt

Sebastian Engelhardt
Title: Former Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology


Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens

Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens
Title: Former Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology


Bor-Kai(Bill) Hsiung

Bor-Kai(Bill) Hsiung
Title: Former Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology


Emily Kennedy

Emily Kennedy
Title: Former Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology