Environmental Engineering Student is NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche was recognized for his scholarship and research potential by National Science Foundation with a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  This is a multi-year award.  The competition of this Fellowship is extremely keen. 

Roche received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.  Upon graduation, he worked as a process control engineer for Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis, IN.  He then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea and Costs Rica before coming to Northwestern in fall of 2012 to begin his MS/PhD program.  Roche is working with Professor Packman to study the role of turbulence in determining oxygen and nutrient availability in biofilms.