Conry Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Bryan Conry

Bryan Conry, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Conry graduated from Stony Brook University with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Applied Math and was a guest researcher at Brookhaven National Lab’s X-ray synchrotron for a year before joining the lab of Amanda Krause, Ph.D., in fall 2019. His research focuses on how texturing the microstructure of alumina influences abnormal grain growth.

“It is truly an honor to receive this national recognition. Of course, I could not have gotten to where I am today without my friends and colleagues at Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Lab and here at UF,” Conry said. “I look forward to making the most of this opportunity and working throughout my career to spread scientific knowledge and awareness for the betterment of society.”

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions nationwide.