Engineering grad student, alumni earn prestigious NSF research grants

Posted: May 31, 2022

Four Buckeye engineers have been awarded a 2022 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) following a national competition. NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports graduate students who show immense promise as researchers and leaders in science and engineering.

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is represented by one current graduate student and three alumni. The following individuals were selected from more than 13,000 applicants during the 2022 award cycle:

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Peter Jansen

Graduate Student

Peter Jansen, biomedical engineering, is focused on 3D bioprinting partial thickness acellular corneal scaffolds used for partial thickness corneal transplants.


  • Andrew Haberlandt, who is pursuing an electrical and computer engineering degree at Carnegie Mellon.  
  • Eric Sterin, who is pursuing a biomedical engineering degree at the University of Delaware.
  • Jeffrey Simon, who is pursuing an electrical engineering degree at Purdue University.

GRFP is a critical program in NSF's overall strategy to develop a globally engaged workforce necessary to ensure the nation's leadership in advancing science and engineering research and innovation. It provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period—a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution. That support is for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in a STEM field.