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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UT ECE graduate student Xingyu Zhang recently received the Best Student Paper Award at the annual Conference of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Photonics West Conference, which was held in San Francisco from February 7-12, 2015.
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first silicon nanomembrane based flexible photonic crystal cavity. This new form of silicon photonic devices is believed to have numerous applications in wearable devices and biomedical instruments.
UT ECE assistant professor and Kilby Endowed Faculty Fellow Deji Akinwande has been named the 2015 recipient of the IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award.
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first transistors out of silicene, the world’s thinnest silicon material. This new “wonder material” could make computers and other electronics more efficient.