Texas ECE PhD student Kyle McNicholas won one of two Best Paper awards at the 2018 Electronic Materials Conference (EMC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in June 2018. Kyle won for his paper "BGaAs/GaP Heteroepitaxy for Strain-Free Luminescent Layers on Si.” The Electronic Materials Conference is the premier annual forum on the preparation and characterization of electronic materials. Kyle will receive the award at the 2019 EMC in Ann Arbor, Michigan in June 2019.
The grant is part of a $7.5 million initiative by the DOE to support the research and development of innovative designs that will strengthen the resilience of the U.S. power grid.
Prof. Huang was chosen for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.”
The research proposes "novel SRAM technology aimed at decoupling the conflicting low leakage power and low supply voltage design requirement using emerging nano-devices such as memristor and selector switches."
Jaydeep Kulkarni is an assistant professor and holds the AMD Development Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He received the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 2009. During 2009-2017, he worked as a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Intel Labs in Hillsboro, OR. He has filed 30 patents, published 2 book chapters, and 60 papers in referred journals and conferences.
2018 REU summer internship ran from Jun 4th - Aug 8th, 2018.
REU 2018 interns:
Ms. Ashlee Heuston - University of California, Berkeley; PI - Nanohmics Inc.; Mentor - Karun Vijaygharavan
Ms. Rachel White - North Carolina State University; PI - S. Bank; Mentor - Kyle McNicholas
Ms. Morgan Bergthold - Davidson College; PI - D. Wasserman; Mentor - Yinan Wang
Ms. Emily Deville - Baylor University; PI - S. Banerjee; Mentor - Sayema Chowdhury
Professor Daniel Wasserman of Texas ECE has been named a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Principal factors for election to OSA Fellow include candidates’ achievements in business leadership, education, research, engineering and service. Dr. Wasserman was elected “for contributions to the development of novel sources, detectors, and optical materials operating in the mid-infrared wavelength range.”
Texas ECE student Otitoaleke Akinola won the Best Poster Award at the Inaugural TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers. Akinola, a nanoelectronics researcher and Ph.D. student at UT Austin, works in the Integrated Nano Computing Lab with Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia.
The University of Texas professor Seth Bank is involved in two new multi-university million dollar multi-disciplinary projects from the National Science Foundation aimed at fostering collaboration in quantum information and computation research. The foundation of both projects is a new class of artificial semiconductor materials developed in Bank’s lab that are engineered at the few atom scale to exhibit electronic and optical properties not found in nature.