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Lee selected for prestigious Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowship

May 25, 2022

Portrait: Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee has received a Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowship.

Brandon Lee, BS ChE ’22, has been selected for a Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowship, which comes with a $10,000 stipend for advanced study. Lee was one of just 31 engineering students selected for the prestigious fellowship, which is based on high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

Lee, like all fellows, is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society and the world’s largest engineering society. Previously, Lee received a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for his undergraduate work at Mizzou Engineering.

“As always, I’m grateful to my mentors – especially Dr. Karl Hammond and Dr. Paul Chan – for all their help,” Lee said. “I couldn’t have won this fellowship without them.”

Lee plans to earn a doctorate after spending a year in Germany, where he has a Fulbright Scholarship to work at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, one of Europe’s leading fusion research centers. There, he is studying ways that stellarators — a type of fusion reactor — can expel impurities under experimental conditions in hopes of improving current technologies. Ultimately, the goal is to make fusion a viable, clean and safe energy source.

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