Graduate student wins top fellowship


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Boris Chernomordik, a University of Louisville graduate who just completed his master’s degree in engineering at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, has received a top graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

    Chernomordik will receive a $30,000 a year stipend from the NSF in addition to departmental support while pursuing a doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. NSF fellows are recognized as knowledge experts who contribute significantly to research, teaching and innovations in science and engineering.

    Chernomordik was also selected as the student speaker for UofL’s main commencement ceremony on May 9.

    He has earned a number of scholarships and awards during his years at UofL. They include the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Grawemeyer Scholarship Award, Tau Beta Pi Centennial Graduate Fellowship and NASA KY Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship. He was also a finalist this spring for the distinguished Hertz Graduate Fellowship in the Physical Sciences.

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