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Hashemi invited to attend NAS symposium

Nicole Hashemi, William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering and assistant professor, has been invited to attend the National Academy of Sciences Indo-American Frontiers in Science, being held April 7-10, in Agra, India.

Nastaran Hashemi
Nicole Hashemi

The symposium is designed to create a collaborative environment by bringing together outstanding young scientists from diverse disciplines to share their research.

“I had been informed that I had been nominated but wasn’t sure I would be selected since it is very competitive,” said Hashemi. “I am very pleased, and so is my department chair (Caroline Hayes, Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering).”

U.S. symposium participants are selected from recipients of prestigious fellowships, awards, and other honors, as well as from nominations by NAS members and participants. Since its inception in 1989, 136 program “alumni” have been elected to the NAS and eight have won Nobel Prizes.

Hashemi, whose research specialty is in biosensors and biomaterials, said she is looking forward to meeting with colleagues in bioengineering, environmental engineering, and other energy-related fields.

“Since I have recently started working in the area of materials for energy conversion, I am very interested in speaking with colleagues in the area of energy, to see what I can bring back to my own research efforts.”

For more information about the NAS Frontiers in Science symposia, visit the NAS website at: