Florida Space Grant Research faculty awardee in 2012, recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Florida Space Grant Research faculty awardee in 2012, recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Dr Michel Manuel from the University of Florida received seed funding from the Florida Space Grant Consortium and Space Florida in 2012 for her research titled “Crack closure and intrinsic toughening mechanism for shape memory alloy embedded composites”. Five days ago she received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Here is the link to the White House press release.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/02/18/president-obama-honors-extraordinary-early-career-scientists

Link to the University of Florida newspaper

http://www.alligator.org/news/campus/article_277d1366-d9da-11e5-9cb6-6b5e1ece6ec2.html

According to Dr. Manuel  “The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium has supported my NASA projects for a number of years through senior design projects and a research grant. These funds helped me leverage our larger program on self-healing materials, thus enabling me to achieve this award.  I am grateful that the consortium saw fit to support my work at the very beginning stages of my career.  I could not have achieved this without their support.”

michele manuel

Image courtesy the Allligator newspaper. Dr. Manuel is fourth from left, in the back row

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