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Mohini Misra Receives Fulbright Scholarship


Undergraduates Mohini Misra, Margaret Sui, and Arielle Tycko have been selected to receive Fulbright scholarships. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, created by the U.S. Congress in 1946, is a cultural exchange program that offers grants to students who wish to perform research or pursue creative activities abroad.

Misra, who studies computer science and biology, will attend the Technical University of Munich and work on integrating DNA/RNA-based logic circuits into cell-like systems. The larger goal of this work "is to attain more sophisticated control over biological components that depend on information in nucleic acids, such as CRISPR-Cas systems," Misra says.

After her fellowship, Misra will attend Stanford University to pursue a PhD in bioengineering. [Caltech story]

Professor Ravichandran Receives 2023 ASME Timoshenko Medal


Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran, John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, receives the 2023 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Timoshenko Medal "for pioneering contributions to the mechanics of engineering materials and biological systems, especially in extreme mechanical environments." Established in 1957, the Timoshenko Medal recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics. 

Nader Engheta (MS '79, PhD '82) Named a 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awardee


The Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA)—Caltech's highest honor for alumni—is presented this year to four alumni who, because of both personal commitment and professional contributions, have made remarkable impacts in a field, on the community, or in society more broadly.

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