Student Success

Our students' success can be measured in a variety of ways. While enrolled in the program, our students excel among their peers in the classroom, within their research groups, within the institute, and within the university as a whole. CSEM students are involved in the academic community, with a significant percentage of students contributing to their respective fields through publications, presentations, attending professional meetings, and taking leadership positions in professional societies.

Our students have been consistently recognized for their outstanding work and potential, as recipients of prestigious national and international fellowships, including:

  • Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  • Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • Sandia National Labs Fellowship

Many novel and important computational techniques have been developed or improved by CSEM students in their work. These tools have application in many related areas, and so have broad impact on analysis, modeling, and simulation.  CSEM doctoral dissertations have made new and significant discoveries in a number of important areas, including:

  • improved modeling of the acoustical properties of the human ear
  • the electromagnetics of wave-guiding structures
  • viscous incompressible flow problems
  • miscible displacement of one fluid by another in porous media
  • transport of contaminants in the ground
  • assessing the uncertainty in the characterization of the earth’s subsurface as it relates to fluid flow

Upon graduation, our students have gone on to successful careers in academia and industry. These graduates have attested to the positive impact their participation in the CSEM Program has had on their careers.