Press + Awards


Journal of Power Sources paper originally featured in MIT News, and then picked up by various online news sources (e.g. Gizmag,, Economic Times).  This work was also featured in the June 2016 issue of ASME Mechanical Engineering Magazine.

Breast pump innovation recently highlighted in an ELLE magazine article, and previously covered by several other high-profile news outlets.


Bosch Energy Fellowship through MIT Energy Initiative, Sept. 2012 – May 2013.

Georgia Space Grant Consortium Fellowship, Jan. 2011 – May 2012.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, June 2011 – Aug 2011.

Georgia Tech President’s Scholarship, Aug. 2007 – Dec. 2010.


Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Outstanding Graduate Research, 2015-2016; offered to the top four graduate students in the mechanical engineering department at MIT.

Research posters won 3rd place at MIT Energy Conference 2016 and the Audience Choice Award at the ME Research Expo 2015.

Breast pump design won 1st place ($10K) in the MIT 100K Accelerate competition in 2015, and 2nd place ($2K) in the MIT Breast Pump hackathon in 2014.  Footage of our winning prototype from the hackathon can be viewed here.