TCD PhD students receive John and Louise Skala Fellowships

TCD PhD students receive John and Louise Skala Fellowships

03 Sep 2009    

  l. to r. Quiran "Jesse" Jiang, Helan Xu, and Dr. Yiqi Yang 

TCD Textile Science graduate students Qiuran Jiang and Helan Xu were among recipients of Agricultural Research Division awards and fellowships officially recognized on Thursday September 3 at the annual Fellowship luncheon in East Campus Union. Jiang and Xu are recipients of the 2009-2010 John & Louise Skala Fellowships, recognizing outstanding performance as graduate students who are engaged in research for new industrial uses of agricultural products. The award comes with a $5000 stipend applied to the students’ assistantships.  

Quiran “Jesse” Jiang received Bachelor and Master of Textile Engineering degrees from Donghua University in Shanghai, China, before beginning her doctoral work at UNL. She expects to complete her dissertation, Modification and Biomedical Applications of Plant Protein Biomaterials, in August 2011.

Helan Xu received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the College of Textiles at Donghua University, Shanghai, and is now pursuing her PhD here at UNL. Her research area and potential dissertation focus is Fabrication of Nanocapsules from Plant Proteins and Investigation of their Applications.

Both students are advised by Dr. Yiqi Yang, himself a graduate of Donghua University.

TCD congratulates Qiuran and Helan  on this accomplishment!

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