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September 19, 2017

Engineering professor recognized for early career success

Submitted by Mary Rankin

Melanie Derby, College of Engineering Keystone Research Faculty Scholar and assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, was awarded the 2017 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels Outstanding Early Career Award at a recent conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This award recognizes a researcher early in her or his career "whose emerging work on mini-scale, micro-scale or nano-scale thermofluid phenomena and/or systems represents an exceptional contribution to current and future directions of research in this field."

It is intended for early career researchers who have completed their graduate degree no more than 10 years prior to the year of application, and who are recognized by their peers as emerging leaders in their respective field of research.

Derby's citation also acknowledged her "outstanding research in condensation heat transfer, as well as her exemplary student mentorship and involvement in the International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels."