Nick Brubaker wins prestigious NSF postdoctoral fellowship
Congratulations to Department of Mathematical Sciences graduate student Nicholas Brubaker for being awarded a prestigious NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MSPRF). This three-year fellowship is awarded annually to 25-35 new or recent mathematics PhDs from around the country. Upon graduating, Nicholas will go to the University of Arizona to study the equilibrium behavior of electro-capillary systems with Professor Joceline Lega. Specifically, he will work on surface tension driven folding (a.k.a. capillary origami), which has applications to micro-fabrication and self-assmbly.