You are here

Ohio State PhD student Wen Cai receives Ohio State Presidential Fellowship

Wen Cai and Ryan HarneWen Cai (Right) and Ryan Harne (Left)Ohio State mechanical engineering PhD student Wen Cai was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Ohio State Presidential Fellowship.

The fellowship is given to students who “embody the highest standards of scholarship” in the graduate programs at the university going into the last stages of their dissertation research or terminal degree project. Recipients are given a monthly stipend for living expenses so they can focus solely on completing their research, as well as help with travel expenses to present at national conferences.

Wen’s research focuses on the investigations on nonlinear energy harvesters in complex vibration environments for robust direct current power delivery. With the research she hopes to combine the advancements of mechanical and electrical sub-systems to ensure sustainable direct current power delivery in complex vibration environments. Her advisor was Ohio State mechanical engineering professor Ryan Harne.

“It is a great honor for me,” Cai said. “The award recognized the achievements we have made and will inspire me to explore more in the area of energy harvesting.”

by Jake Rahe, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering