Power and Energy Systems


April 2010

David Coats Awarded NSF Fellowship

David CoatsDavid Coats was awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his doctoral degree at USC. David began his PhD program this spring and is working under Dr. Shin’s supervision on methods for condition based maintenance of electrical cables and military helicopters. David started his undergraduate research during his junior at USC and he is a recipient of NASA EPSCoR undergraduate research fellowship in 2008 and USC Magellan Scholar in 2009.  Based on collaboration with Dr. Abdel Bayoumi in USC’s Mechanical Engineering Department, he published two papers on condition based maintenance of helicopter drive trains using advanced time-frequency measures. Dr. Shin says “David is an exceptional student and researcher.  He is a valuable member of our research team, and we are very fortunate that he chose USC for his graduate studies.”

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations, David!


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