Materials Science PhD student awarded NASA fellowship

A Colorado School of Mines PhD student in materials science has been awarded a NASA fellowship—one of only 14 awarded by the space agency this year—to improve the performance of thermoelectric materials that can be used to power deep-space missions.

Caitlin Crawford, advised by Physics Assistant Professor Eric Toberer, was awarded the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship for her proposal, “Advanced Thermoelectric Materials for Space Power Applications.” The fellowship can be renewed for two additional years; Crawford will receive $55,000 for each year of the grant… Read more…