Three Engineering Assistant Professors Receive 2021 Provost’s Research Award

Three Engineering Assistant Professors Receive 2021 Provost’s Research Award

From left to right: James Coakley, Seokgi Lee and Prannoy Suraneni
By Matthew Perez

From left to right: James Coakley, Seokgi Lee and Prannoy Suraneni

Three Engineering Assistant Professors Receive 2021 Provost’s Research Award

By Matthew Perez
Assistant Professors James Coakley, Seokgi Lee and Prannoy Suraneni have been awarded the 2021 Provost’s Research Award.

Three College of Engineering assistant professors received the University of Miami’s coveted 2021 Provost’s Research Award.

The Provost’s Research Awards are internal funding programs that are designed to foster excellence in research and creative scholarship at the University of Miami. The Provost’s Research Awards provide both salary support and support for direct research costs. The awards are classified into three categories based on discipline: the Max Orovitz Research Awards in the Arts and Humanities, the James W. McLamore Research Awards in Business and the Social Sciences, and the Research Awards in the Natural Sciences and Engineering.

This year, James Coakley, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seokgi Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, and Prannoy Suraneni, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, were awarded the Provost’s Research Awards for their research proposals.

Coakley’s research project focused on fundamental solidification mechanisms of micro selective laser melted steel. Lee’s proposal is centered around the detection of hidden characteristics of patients administered or prescribed opioids in emergency departments. Suraneni’s proposal, which is a collaborative proposal with Will Pestle, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, examines rapid determination of time elapsed since death using thermogravimetric analysis.

Further details about these awards can be found at this link: https://www.uresearch.miami.edu/funding-opportunities/provosts-research-awards/index.html