Michael Neilan was awarded an National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to start in Fall 2009. Michael is the first mathematics graduate student from UT to win an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. Michael’s advisor is Professor Xiaobing Feng. The 2010 NSF Postdoctoral Fellows were announced in the January 2010 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, p. 59-60, available at http://www.ams.org/notices/201106/. The NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship funds a recent PhD to conduct a postdoctoral research program at the university of their choice. Michael Neilan will spend the first year of his fellowship at LSU, and the second at the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications).