Parisa Mostafavi who is working with Prof Dave McComas as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator won the Graduate Research Award in the College of Science of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. This award is given to an outstanding graduate student who has conducted leading edge research, published many papers in peer reviewed journals and presented work at major conferences. Parisa will defense her PhD in May 2019. She has nine publications in referred journals and seven referred conference proceedings. She also presented her works in meetings and conferences.