THIS YEAR RESF IS GIVING THREE SCHOLARSHIPS, ONE FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE AND TWO UNRESTRICTED

2019 UNDERGRADUATE WINNER
ISHAAN BHIMANI

Ishaan is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington pursuing his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in sustainable power systems. He is involved with the EcoCar Mobility Challenge competition, in which he and other University of Washington students design prototypical hybrid-electric cars to compete in a variety of events. Furthermore, he has developed software for a company called Astrolabe Analytics to accelerate battery innovation by automating critical tasks. In addition to his engineering activities, Ishaan engages in activism for renewable energy. He helps lead a campaign encouraging the University of Washington, Seattle, campus to rely exclusively on renewable energy, and he recently helped organize and spoke in two press conferences across western Washington, advocating for clean energy legislation for the state. Ishaan sees climate change as the most pressing issue of his generation, and he hopes to pursue a career in developing sustainable power systems and integrating renewable energies into the grid to combat climate change.

2019 GRADUATE WINNER
co-SIR FRASER STODDART SCHOLAR
KATHRYN CORP


Kathryn is a fifth-year chemistry graduate student in the research group of Professor Cody Schlenker. At University of Washington Kathryn uses ultrafast spectroscopy to investigate the kinetic bottlenecks in metal-free photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution and water splitting. Kathryn is currently taking six months off of graduate school to intern as a Research Engineer at a local startup where she develops membranes for redox flow batteries and water purification. Additionally, she is an avid volunteer at clean energy related outreach events each month and enjoys mentoring younger graduate and undergraduate students. In her free time, Kathryn loves to hike in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and play volleyball any chance she gets.

2019 GRADUATE WINNER
co-SIR FRASER STODDART SCHOLAR
MICHAEL ENRIGHT


Michael is a 5th year graduate student studying inorganic chemistry at the University of Washington. He is working towards developing new semiconductor nanomaterials that efficiently absorb sunlight and use that absorbed energy to drive redox reactions. Most recently, he has used nanometer particles to break down molecules that resemble biomass to extract high-value chemical species used in pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, and many other industries. Beyond his research, Michael has been active in setting-up the new Clean Energy Institutes’ Research Training Testbeds at the University of Washington. Before his graduate studies, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Ripon College in Wisconsin.

HONORABLE MENTION

This year we were blessed with a large number of truly outstanding applicants.  In addition to the above winners, the following students also were the subjects of heated discussion and could easily have won one of the scholarships.  We look forward to equally good applicants in future years, including, we hope, these great students.

UNDERGRADUATES

     




Ryan Hagmann 



Western Washington University 
 Daniel Kelly Southern Oregon University  
 Anton Resing University of Washington  



Eden Rivers 



University of Washington  

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 



Ashley Berninghaus



Oregon State University  




Erin Peiffer 




Oregon State University 
 



Brian Pinkard




University of Washington 



Elizabeth Rasmussen 



University of Washington 
 



Ali Trueworthy




Oregon State University 




 Zachary Taie
 



Oregon State University