Omidfar Sawyer Receives Dow Doctoral Fellowship

Omidfar Sawyer Receives Dow Doctoral Fellowship

Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer, Taubman College PhD candidate in Building Technology, has been selected as a Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellow. Chosen from a distinguished group of nominees, Omidfar Sawyer will receive $50,000 to fund her doctoral research over the two-year program. The fellowship begins in September 2016.

Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer has a Master of Design Studies from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the 2011 recipient of the Harvard Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology and Sustainability. Her research focuses on building skin design, performance and evaluation. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco with distinction in 2008, where she received the Technology Book award. Azadeh has been a LEED accredited professional since 2008.

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program is devoted to developing and implementing innovative ideas in pursuit of sustainability. The program seeks leaders in academia, business, government, and non-governmental organizations. Fellows enter a prestigious community of scholars, participating in co-curricular activities and collaborating with other fellows on interdisciplinary sustainability efforts.

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