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MPIF Student Grant Information


The National Science Foundation (NSF), the Metal Powder Industry Federation (MPIF) and the CPMT/Axel Madsen Conference Grants provide students with the opportunity to participate and exchange ideas with leading researchers and engineers from worldwide industry and governmental facilities, as well as the students and faculty from both domestic and international universities. The recipients attend the full conference, giving them the chance to learn the latest research areas and results in powder metallurgy fields of interest. These opportunities will not only improve the students’ knowledge in the field, but also develop scientists and engineers who are ideally suited to create the next generation of designs in powder metallurgy and metal additive manufacturing that will push materials and manufacturing capabilities.

Students will present a 10-minute synopsis of their poster during the Grant TNT sessions. Review the schedule.

First Name Last Name College/University
Munro Alley University of Utah
Collin Andersen University of Utah
Caleb Andrews Drexel University
Arulselvan Arumugham Akilan University of Louisville
Ty Austin University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bartlomiej Bancewicz Lehigh University
Joseph Carazzone Rice University
Nicholas Carrier The Pennsylvania State University
Eugene Chiang California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Charles Czahor Iowa State University
Anvesh Dhulipalla Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
Tejesh Dube Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
Dustin Gilmer University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abhilash Gulhane Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
Alexander Gupta University of Louisville
Andrew Iams The Pennsylvania State University
Andrew Kitahara Carnegie Mellon University
Victor Papyshev University of Louisville
Kuba (Jakub) Preis California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Evander Ramos University of California, Riverside
Fynn Reinbacher Iowa State University
Erik Sease University of California, Riverside
Andrew Serafini The Pennsylvania State University—DuBois Campus
Christopher Shafer University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Mohammad Qasim Shaikh University of Louisville
Kavish Sudan University of Louisville
Prithwish Tarafder North Carolina State University
Kellen Traxel Washington State University
Mouda Tung North Carolina State University
Andrew Yap California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Jian Zhang Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
Yanning Zhang Washington State University

Scope of the Grant

Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Student Grant Awards will directly cover the full registration fee and hotel accommodation in double-occupancy. All MPIF Student Grant recipients will be assigned a 45-90 minutes session to act as a “projectionist/attendant” to change PowerPoint presentations during the Grant TNT session.

The grant includes:

  • Access to all POWDERMET and AMPM technical presentations
  • Exhibition admission
  • Conference proceedings
  • Opening Night Reception
  • Opening General Session
  • Design Excellence Awards and Industry Recognition luncheons
  • Closing event
  • Exhibition admission
  • Registration bag with handouts

Recipients are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and meals outside of the included conference events.

The conference registration deadline for awardees is March 31st

Please note that a requirement is the preparation of a project poster to be displayed at the conference and a 10-minute synopsis of the poster in the form of a PowerPoint presentation during a scheduled Grant TNT: Talk ‘N Technology poster session. This requirement is designed to further enhance the student’s conference experience.

Please email Stephanie Schember, or call 609-452-7700 ext. 114, with any questions.

Download the Poster and Presentation Requirements