PhD Student Daniel Alabi Awarded Chateaubriand Fellowship for Research in France

Daniel J. Alabi, PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been awarded a prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

During his six-month fellowship in France, Alabi will be working with the Laboratory for Integration of Systems and Technology (CEA-LIST) and Université Paris-Saclay, starting in January. He will be working on a new method for nondestructively testing concrete using Electromagnetic, Finite Element Modelling, and X-ray Computed Tomography (X-ray CT) methods.

“The Chateaubriand fellowship will help to fund part of my research abroad to create a standard for nondestructively testing and evaluating concrete, which will help in the long term to help ground me in my research area as an expert in the field of nondestructive testing and evaluation,” Alabi said.

Alabi is advised by Dr. Joel Harley, assistant professor in the ECE and Nelms Institute faculty member. Alabi’s research interests include: nondestructive testing, electromagnetism, machine learning, and ultrasonics.

“I would like to thank my Advisor Dr. Joel B. Harley and the good folks at CEA-LIST for their tireless efforts in working towards obtaining this Fellowship, and also thank Dr. C. Ferraro for his recommendation,” Alabi said.