Eric Hahnert

2019 Fulbright Scholar

Eric Hahnert

Eric Hahnert

Eric Hahnert has earned a Fulbright Research Award to study environmental sustainability in Finland.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education


“Receiving this award is very important to me as it has provided me the opportunity to use my abilities to give back to the world and those who have helped me reach this point. Additionally, I value the opportunity to travel to a country like Finland where the natural environment is appreciated and I can get to know more cultures in the world."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2019, from the JB Speed School of Engineering with a degree in chemical engineering

Inspired By

Orlando Rojas – helped me figure out what project I will be working on and is my partner in the research. Gerold Willing – helped connect me with my mentor for the project. Bethany Smith and Charlie Leonard – helped me refine my Fulbright application.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky

  • High school:

    Eastern High School (2015)

  • Parents:

    William and Paula Hahnert of Louisville