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.
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Professor John X.J. Zhang will take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 2013 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE), which will be held May 15–17 in Beijing, China.
UT ECE professor Zheng Wang has received a 2013 Sloan research Fellowship. Sloan Fellowships are highly competitive and prestigious.“The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
Professor Li Shi is pictured holding a cryostat, which is an instrument used for measuring the thermal property of graphene (a form of carbon one atom thick) as reported in the journal Science.
UT ECE professor Deji Akinwande and his research group have made a breakthrough with state-of-the-art flexible graphene field-effect transistors with record current densities and the highest power and conversion gain ever.
UT ECE professor Seth Bank is part of a research team that recently was awarded funding through the Department of Defense's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).