Ethan V. Bendau,from CCNY's Class of 2018, is a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient.
Ethan V. Bendau, a 2018 magna cum laude graduate of The City College of New York, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The award recognizes and supports exceptional students who have proposed graduate-level research projects in their fields. Selection is through a national competition.
Fellows receive an annual stipend of $34,000 and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in science or engineering.
Bendau, who earned a B.S. in physics with Research Honors from City College’s Division of Science, is a second year PhD student and Blavatnik Doctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering in Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research, under mentor Elisa E. Konofagou in the Ultrasound and Elasticity Imaging Lab, is in non-invasive brain modulation using focused ultrasound.
At CCNY, he received the Dr. Jerry A. Gelbwachs Scholarship and a City College Fellowship. He was President of the CCNY Physics Club when the chapter was awarded the Blake Lilly Prize by the AIP Society of Physics Students for its outreach activities.
A Manhattan resident, Bendau is a native of Phoenix, Arizona.
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