Engineering alumnus among 32 Tau Beta Pi graduate fellows nationwide

daniel krashin with his arms crossed
Daniel Krashin. Photo courtesy Daniel Krashin

MACON — Mercer University School of Engineering alumnus Daniel Krashin is among 32 scholars nationwide awarded Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowships for the 2023-24 academic year. 

The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society annually selects fellows to receive cash stipends of $10,000 for advanced degree programs of study. 

“I am so happy for Daniel. Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowships are awarded based on scholarship, leadership, service, and the promise of substantial future contributions to engineering, and his recognition is well-deserved,” said School of Engineering Dean Dr. Laura Lackey. “As one of 32 engineering students selected from 351 applicants for this prestigious award, he has distinguished himself among the top promising engineers in the country.” 

Krashin, from Herzliya, Israel, earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering this spring and will pursue his master’s degree in sustainable design and construction with a concentration in energy at Stanford University. 

He has received the Brandt Fellowship, which is made possible thanks to a gift from Larry D. Brandt. 

“I am incredibly grateful and honored to be selected as a recipient of this prestigious fellowship, chosen from among the nation’s most talented engineering students. This is a significant achievement for me, and I am excited to use this opportunity to advance my academic and professional goals,” he said. “I am deeply grateful to Mercer University and its esteemed faculty for providing me with numerous opportunities to excel as an engineer, scientist and leader. Thanks to these valuable experiences, I have acquired a strong skill set that has enabled me to become the most competitive candidate I could possibly be.” 

Krashin’s research interests include planning, design and construction of renewable power systems; energy-efficient building design and technology, including zero net energy structures; and sensing and control technologies to link integrated smart grids with smart buildings and infrastructure. 

At Mercer, he conducted research in the polymer mechanics lab led by Dr. Alireza Sarvestani, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; worked as a teaching assistant for an electric circuits lab; and served as president of the Tau Beta Pi Georgia Beta chapter. He has been named Outstanding Graduate in Electrical Engineering for the Class of 2023 and received the Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship. 

Before being injured at the beginning of his junior year, Krashin played on the men’s tennis team. As a student-athlete, he was recognized as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete and awarded the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes who attain a GPA of 3.8 or higher throughout the year. 

More than $8.6 million in stipends will have been awarded when Tau Beta Pi’s 90th class of fellows completes its graduate work. This year’s awards bring the total to 1,799 fellowships since the program began in 1929. 

All Tau Beta Pi Fellowships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All fellows are members of Tau Beta Pi and may pursue graduate work at any institution. 

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. With 255 collegiate chapters and 50 active alumni chapters, it has initiated over 630,000 members in its 138-year history and is the world’s largest engineering society. 

About the School of Engineering 

Mercer University’s School of Engineering, founded in 1985, offers innovative and academically challenging programs that provide students with a comprehensive education, featuring a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences, a core engineering curriculum, a range of courses in engineering specialties and a strong emphasis on communication technologies. The School is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top three master’s-degree-level engineering schools in the Southeast. Known for its breadth of instruction in its undergraduate program and its five-year joint bachelor’s and master’s degree program, the School combines technical education with hands-on laboratory experience. Mercer engineers can look forward to joining fellow alumni in companies such as Robins Air Force Base, Mercer Engineering Research Center, Northrop Grumman, Georgia Power, Manhattan Associates and Gulfstream Aerospace. For more information, visit