Grad Students Place 1st and 3rd at Research Symposium

Two of ISE’s graduate students, Lokesh Narayanan and Parth Chansoria, received Best Presenter Awards at NC State’s 13th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on March 21. Both students competed against almost 90 other engineering graduate students. Narayanan and Chansoria placed 1st and 3rd respectively with Anurodh Tripathi from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering finishing second. The winners received a plaque and cash prize. Narayanan took home $350 and Chansoria $100.

First place | Lokesh Karthik Narayanan
Project title: “Non-Destructive Quality Assessment of 3D Bioprinted Constructs via Dielectric Impedance Spectroscopy”
Advisor: Dr. Rohan A. Shirwaiker
Lokesh Narayanan | 1st Place | Grad Research Symposium


Third place | Parth Chansoria
Project title: “Ultrasound-Assisted Manipulation of Micro-particles in Fluid Matrix to Create Highly Aligned Constructs”
Advisor: Dr. Rohan A. Shirwaiker
Parth Chansoria | 3rd Place | Grad Research Symposium


The 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The research symposium is presented by the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association and had more than 200 NC State graduate students presenting this year in eight categories.

Judges evaluated students on the quality of their research, quality of information on the poster, oral communication about the poster and creativity and aesthetic qualities of the poster.

To see the full list of Graduate Student Research Symposium winners, visit: