Three University of Michigan Physics Department students received a 2009 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation:

David A. Adams in Condensed Matter Physics with thesis advisor Professor Leonard Sander
Christian G. Fink
in Physics and Complex Systems with advisor Professor Michal Zochowski
Joel D. Revalee in Biophysics with advisor Professor Christopher Meiners

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.

NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals will be crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.