Gattani Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Gattani award recipient

2020 award recipient
Sylvester Badua, Ph.D. candidate in biological and agricultural engineering

Background and purpose

The Gattani Outstanding Graduate Student Award was established by Sanjay Gattani to support Kansas State University, the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering and graduate students. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in research and graduate education in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering by a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in research in engineering and/or made a significant impact on the graduate student population.


Each academic department may submit one nomination. To be eligible the student must also be enrolled full time during the academic year in which the award is given. The recipient will receive a certificate and cash award of $1,000.

The completed nomination form (doc) along with the nomineeā€™s CV must be submitted to the associate dean for research and graduate programs at by April 10, 2020.

Past recipients


  • Ratan Lal, Ph.D. candidate in computer science
  • Pedram Parandoush, Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering