Mathematics Student wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


Garrett Mulcahy, a senior in Mathematics, won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Garrett is from Elmhurst, IL. double majoring in mathematics and statistics and hopes to become a research mathematician, either in academia or at a national laboratory.

Garrett will use the NSF Graduate Fellowship at the University of Washington pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics (with an interest in analysis and probability).  The Fellowship will allow Garrett to continue the research project he worked on with Dr. Thomas Sinclair. The project goal is to use techniques from random matrix theory to better understand the connection between quantum expanders and a class of matrices we proposed called malnormal matrices.

“I would especially like to acknowledge how grateful I am for the support and mentoring of Dr. Thomas Sinclair, Dr. Mark Ward, and Dr. Steve Bell throughout the application process as well as my whole time at Purdue”.

Please join us on sending best wishes to Garrett!

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports individuals early in their graduate training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.