James L. Carmon Scholarship Award

The James L. Carmon Award is presented to University of Georgia graduate students who have used computers in innovative ways. Named for the late James L. Carmon, a UGA faculty member for 36 years who helped make the university a leader in computer research and development, the award was established by the Control Data Corp. Each year, graduate students may be selected as Carmon Scholars or for Honorable Mention.

2017 Recipient

Matthew Becton, a doctoral student in the College of Engineering, conducts research in the Computational Nano/Bio-Mechanics Lab. His highly multidisciplinary research crosses the boundaries between computational modeling, molecular biology, chemistry, physics and engineering to understand the structure and properties of various materials at the nanometer scale. Much is unknown about the effects of nanomaterials inside the body. Becton’s research aims to probe the mechanical factors of cell damage and destruction utilizing nanoparticles from a predictive modeling viewpoint to provide a fundamental understanding of cell-nanoparticle interactions. His research has strong applications in medicine, ranging from gene delivery, bioimaging and biosensors to nanovaccines and drug delivery. Such knowledge will not only guide the use of nanoparticles, but also save time and cost on in vitro and in vivo studies.

Past Recipients