The biggest long-term impact of our NSF engineering research center is our students. They are critical not only to the current state of our center, but also our future.

CMaT has graduate students working on CMaT research in their labs (see projects listed by research thrust on the right), going on cross-CMaT (national and international) sabbaticals, attending the annual CMaT retreat, presenting at poster sessions, etc.

Three of our graduate students participated in international sabbaticals in 2019. Our first CMaT international research exchange student arrived in Japan in June of 2019. Brian Liu partnered with Osaka University and worked under the guidance of Dr. Masahiro Kino-oka.

Brian Liu - Graduate Research

Our second CMaT international research exchange student, Emily Pendleton, traveled to Ireland in the fall of 2019. Emily partne​red with the National University of Ireland-Galway under Dr. Frank Barry.

Emily Pendleton - Graduate Research

Our third and final international research exchange student of 2019 was Nicole Piscopo. Nicole partnered with the University of British Columbia in the Stem Cell Bioengineering Lab of Peter Zandstra.

Nicole Piscopo - Graduate Research