Outstanding Student, Yi Hui Tee, Receives Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Yi Hui Tee has been awarded the highly competitive Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year. The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship gives the University’s most accomplished doctorate candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.

Yi Hui is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate who received her B.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Science Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia). Her research focuses on conducting simultaneous particle and fluid tracking experiments to understand the effects of friction, collision, and turbulence on particle dynamics in a turbulent boundary layer. Poor understanding of particle-turbulence interactions has led to catastrophic failure of aircraft due to lift degradation as well as severe environmental pollution. Hence, her research goal is to investigate the flow physics surrounding a moving particle in turbulent flow and provide key dimensionless data for parallel simulation to be conducted.

She aims to continue passionately pursuing her research. “My future plan is to contribute my expertise in deepening the understanding of fluid dynamics through research. I look forward to utilizing the experimental and analytical skills that I have acquired to explore more diverse fields so that the capability of fluid dynamics can be widely harvested and appreciated.”

Regarding this achievement, she states, “It is my great honor to be awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and I would like to thank my adviser, Professor Ellen Longmire, for her advice and guidance throughout my Ph.D. journey. I would also like to acknowledge the department in nominating me as well as the graduate school for awarding me this fellowship.”

The Department wishes her the best in her research and future endeavors.