Frenkel Foundation Fellowships

The Peter J. Frenkel Fellowships recognize outstanding graduate research in energy efficiency by students who have reached advanced doctoral candidacy.

These fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Peter J. Frenkel Foundation. These highly competitive awards recognize outstanding graduate research in energy or energy efficiency by two students per academic year who have advanced to doctoral candidacy. The award is administered through a quarterly stipend of $1,000, for a total amount of $4,000. This award is meant to be additive to the student’s existing funding, but may also be used in cases where support for the student has been exhausted towards the end of his or her candidacy.

Frenkel Foundation Fellows

Chris Proctor |

Chris Proctor is a PhD candidate in the Materials Department. His dissertation is on solution processed small molecule photovoltaics and is being completed under the supervision of Professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen.

John W. Simpson-Porco |

John Simpson-Porco is a PhD candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His dissertation is on nonlinear and distributed control strategies in microgrids and on power system voltage stability, under the supervision of Professor Francesco Bullo.