Fabio Battaglia Wins Spring 2020 Best Student Consortium Presentation Award
Ph.D. student Fabio Battaglia won the Best Student Consortium Presentation Award for his project, “Performance Analysis of High Temperature Manifold Microchannel Gas-to-Gas Heat Exchangers for Aerospace and Energy Harvesting Application” at the CEEE Spring 2020 Consortium meetings. The award is traditionally announced at the consortium student luncheon and feedback session held the week after the meeting. This year, the luncheon is postponed. Battaglia will receive a made-in-Maryland engraved pewter tankard and certificate as recognition for his achievement when it is safe to gather again.
CEEE students gave 17 presentations, providing research updates to sponsors from about 30 world-wide companies. Sponsors provided feedback and voted for whom they believed to be the best presenter among CEEE.
“Fabio deserves this award, as he is one of the most exceptional students we have had in our lab throughout the years,” said Dr. Farah Singer. “Since his first day with us in 2017, Fabio has impressed me with his enthusiasm and commitment, which led him to learn multiple skills in a very short time and perform excellently on one of the most challenging projects of our lab.”
She went on to add that Fabio is “blessed with a friendly personality, which allows him to get along easily with colleagues and team members. He is polite and respectful, and courteous to everyone.”
“Since his first day with us in 2017, Fabio has impressed me with his enthusiasm and commitment, which led him to learn multiple skills in a very short time and perform excellently on one of the most challenging projects of our lab.”
All of the student’s received positive ratings but sponsors chose Battaglia as the best presenter, with his scores reflecting his excellent engagement with the audience and the high-quality presentation of his research.
"CEEE consortium is a great opportunity for all the students to show their progress and to network with the sponsors during the entire event,” said Battaglia. “I treasured the valuable feedback I got from the sponsors in the previous consortium and my improvement has been appreciated and rewarded with the best presentation award."
The Center for Environmental Energy Engineering's consortium meetings are held semi-annually and feature research presentations to sponsors by our students and faculty, feedback sessions, lab tours and networking events. The spring sessions were held March 9 - 11, 2020 at the University of Maryland . 80 people attended either in person and online from countries throughout the world. Attending sponsors provide valuable feedback to students on their presentations and select the best presentation at each consortium meeting.
The next consortium meeting will be held from September 15 - 16, 2020 at University of Maryland. For more information, please visit: http://www.ceee.umd.edu/events/consortium.
The Center for Environmental Energy Engineering provides innovative solutions to industry's research and development challenges and cost-effective, timely technology transfer. CEEE has developed a highly flexible and task-oriented consortium structure that emphasizes pre-competitive research. Sponsors include industrial companies and government agencies that pool research funds leveraged by additional support from the University of Maryland.
Published April 27, 2020