Current and former Graduate Fellows

The Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows Program offers University of Illinois graduate students at the M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. level the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the institute. Research projects must involve at least one Beckman faculty member who carries out research at Beckman in addition to a second U of I faculty member, and preference is given to those proposals that are interdisciplinary and involve the active participation of two Beckman faculty members from two different research groups.

Student researchers work in a lab at the Beckman Institute.

2019 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Lucas Akin
  • Emily Cunningham
  • Jennie Gardner
  • Mickeal Key
  • Evan Lloyd
  • Denise Medina Almora
  • Shashank Pant

2018 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Evan Center
  • Maximillian Egan
  • Hyukjin Jang
  • Edward Jira
  • Hailey Knox
  • Yayao Ma
  • Ghazal Naseri Kouzehgarani

2017 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Andrew Bower
  • Zhikun Cai
  • Hassaan Majeed
  • Shachi Mittal
  • Timothy Moneypenny
  • Matthew Moore
  • Nitya Sai Reddy Satyavolu

2016 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Nyssa Bulkes
  • Kaimin Cai
  • Eric Epstein
  • Jamila Hedhli
  • Jiang Li
  • Guillermo Monroy
  • Kevin Stebbings

2015 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Angela Barragan
  • Hector Lopez Hernandez
  • Cassandra Jacobs
  • Joanne Li
  • Aki Nikolaidis
  • Duc Nguyen
  • Saumya Tiwari

2014 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Elizabeth Jones
  • Taewoo Kim
  • Itamar Livnat
  • Qian Yin
  • Giang-Chau Ngo
  • Peiyun Zhou

2013 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Pauline Baniqued
  • April Colette
  • Matt Gelber
  • Anuj Girdhar
  • Michael Odarczenko
  • Brennan Payne
  • Brendon Smith
  • Renjie Zhou

2012 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Adrienne Barry
  • Alexandru Iordan
  • Curtis Johnson
  • Fan Lam
  • Jim Monti
  • Martina Mustroph
  • Chaitanya Sathe
  • John Ben Soileau
  • Hang Xing
  • Joshua Wood

2011 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Sumit Ashtekar
  • Jessie Chin
  • Amy Maduram
  • Feng Xiong
  • Yue Zhuo

2010 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Wylie Ahmed
  • Chao Mao
  • Jihye Seong
  • Wladimir Benalcazar
  • Mallory Stites

2009 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Jason Coronel
  • Tae-Jin Kim
  • Xing Liang
  • Erik Nelson
  • Michelle Voss

2008 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Nitin Agarwal
  • Peter Freddolino
  • Justin Haldar
  • Agatha Luszpak
  • Mahdi Rastad

2007 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Eamon Caddigan
  • Yun Fu
  • Matthew George
  • James Rinne
  • Su-Youn Yoon
  • Behzad Sharif

2006 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Daniel Heller
  • Dimitrios Karampinos
  • Chun-Yu Tse
  • Ruchika Shaurya Prakash
  • Tae-Jin Yoon

2005 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Aveek Chatterjee
  • Heidi Lorimor
  • Elena Rykhlevskaia
  • Noureddine Tayebi
  • Kathleen Toohey

2004 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Terrence Chen
  • Heejin Kim
  • Seokwoo Jeon
  • Tyler Ralston
  • Jason Sullivan

2003 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Artem Belopolsky
  • Deborah Hannula
  • Rui Qiao
  • Tianli Yu
  • Adam Zysk

2002 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Timothy Bigelow
  • Kirk Erickson
  • Tin Man Lee
  • Jilin Tu
  • Fang Qiang Zhu

2001 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Franklin Chang
  • Carla Heitzman
  • Michael Kessler
  • Elena Romanova
  • Shun-Nan Yang

2000 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Giulia Bencini
  • Edgar Larios
  • Song Wang
  • Qing Yu

1999 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows

  • Gang Feng
  • Pengyu Hong
  • Darrell Rudmann
  • Kar-Han Tan

Prior to 1999 the Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows were referred to as Beckman Institute Research Assistantships. We are working on creating list of students who were chosen for this program. If you were one of these students please email the Communications Office.