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Two students of Dr. Rupak Banerjee receive awards at recent conferences

Koustubh D. Ashtekar, a graduate student of the Biofluid Heat and Mass transfer Laboratory, working under the supervision of Dr. Rupak Banerjee, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, earned the accolades at the recently held 2006 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Florida  June 21-25. He was awarded the second prize in the 'MS Student Paper Competition' for his poster entitled 'Improved Diagnosis of Coronary Stenosis under Clinical Setting using Analytical Approach.' This student paper award recognizes the outstanding and novel research presented by the students from all over the world at this meeting.

Another graduate student from the same laboratory, Mahesh Krishnamoorthy, was awarded second place in the Paul S. Malchesky Student Abstract Fellowships competition at the American Society of Artificial and Internal Organs meeting in Chicago June 8-10. Krishnamoortthy was also recently awarded first prize for a poster presentation at the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology meeting in San Antonio. This research is being conducted under the supervision and collaboration with Dr. Rupak Banerjee, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Associate Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, UC.