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ASTM International Awards $10,000 Scholarships to Students at UC-Irvine, Stony Brook, Purdue, McGill

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ASTM International announced today that four graduate students each won $10,000 scholarships for their studies in fields where technical standards play a crucial role. This year’s winners were chosen from a competitive pool of more than a dozen applications.  

The following candidates will receive the 2019 ASTM International graduate scholarships:

Somnath Mandal of the University of California, Irvine, is an active user and contributor to ASTM International’s refractories committee (C08). He is a doctoral candidate studying materials science and engineering. 

Philip Iaccarino is a student at Stony Brook University and an active member and interlaboratory study contributor in ASTM International’s petroleum products, liquid fuels and lubricants committee (D02). He is studying for a master’s in chemical and molecular engineering. 

Petr Vozka of Purdue University is a participant in an ASTM proficiency testing program and other work related to the committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels and lubricants committee (D02). He is working towards a doctorate in engineering technology with a concentration in alternative aviation fuels. 

Tuhin Das, who also won last year, is a doctoral candidate at McGill University with a proven record of success in the ASTM International committees on aerospace and aircraft (F07) and fasteners (F16). 

ASTM International has about 5,000 student members at all levels of education who pay nothing for membership. The organization offers several scholarship and grant opportunities each year. Undergraduate and graduate student members receive a front-row seat to the standards development process, allowing them to network with technical experts and participate in standards discussion.

For more information on the free student membership and academic outreach activities, visit or contact Travis Murdock (tel +1.610.832.9826; 


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