Alumna Wins Chapman Fellowship

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Elyse Canosa (B.S. '08)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) alumna Elyse Canosa (B.S. '08) has received the University of Arizona's (UA) Thomas G. Chapman Fellowship. Canosa is pursuing her Ph.D. in the UA Department of Materials Science and Engineering's heritage conservation science program.

Canosa, who specializes in photography, wrote her M.S. thesis on carbon isotope analysis of 19th century paper negatives and will study corrosion resistance of photographic materials for her doctorate. She has worked in numerous museums, including the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, the New York University Conservation Center, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The $10,000 Chapman Fellowship was established in honor of Tom Peterson, dean of the UA College of Engineering from 1998 to 2008, and current head of the engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Published July 23, 2013