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Clemson automotive engineering student wins Best Student-Paper Award

Harikesh pictured with his advisor, Dr. Simona OnoriHarikesh Arunachalam, a Ph.D. student in Clemson’s automotive engineering department, has won the Best Student-Paper Award at the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications. The paper was titled “Modeling the thermal dynamics inside a ceria-coated Gasoline Particulate Filter”. Other contributors to the paper were Gabriele Pozzato, Mark Hoffman, and Simona Onori.

Harikesh photographed with Dr. Edwin Chong, president of the IEEE Control Systems SocietyThe conference took place in Kohala Coast, Hawaii from August 27th – 30th, 2017. The prize for winning this prestigious award included a plaque and travel expenses to the CCTA, including round trip airfare, conference registration for the 3-day conference, and up to 5 conference-rate hotel nights. To be eligible for the award, the student had to be the primary contributor of a paper, and must also be a student member of the IEEE. Additionally, the student was required to present the paper at the CCTA. The paper was judged on originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications of control.

Photos: 1) Harikesh with his supervisor, Dr. Simona Onori. 2) Harikesh with IEEE Control Systems Society president Dr. Edwin Chong