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December 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Meet the 2019-20 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

By Kate NicholsNQPI Editorial Intern
Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter

Up to six graduate students receive a one-semester stipend which is bestowed annually on a competitive basis by the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute.

Talha Furkan Canan

Talha Furkan Canan

Talha Furkan Canan

Electrical Engineering
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Savas Kaya

Canan uses engineered Schottky contacts to enhance the functionality of logic circuits, making them area and power-efficient compared with the current standard. He extends his work on gate work function engineering on novel reconfigurable circuit structures with improved digital circuit utilization.

Nilaj Chakrabarty

Nilaj Chakrabarty

Nilaj Chakrabarty

Physics & Astronomy
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Peter Jung

Chakrabarty’s doctoral research is aimed at studying the various strategies a neuron employs to transport structural proteins from their synthesis sites along the axon. He works closely with his experimental collaborators at OSU and UCSD and focuses on the computational aspects of these projects.

Dasmeet Kaur

Dasmeet Kaur

Dasmeet Kaur

Environmental & Plant Biology
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Allan M. Showalter

Kaur studies biological functions of sugars decorating the highly glycosylated cell wall proteins known as Arabinogalactan proteins. She uses CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing approach in the model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana to knock out multiple enzymes responsible for adding first galactose sugar onto the Arabinogalactan proteins. Kaur is also associated with the Molecular and Cellular Biology program.

Eva Yazmin Santiago Santos

Eva Yazmin Santiago Santos

Eva Yazmin Santiago Santos

Physics & Astronomy
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Alexander  Govorov

Santiago Santos studies the optical and photothermal properties of various plasmonic nanostructures, including the efficient generation of hot-electrons and localized heat. Her research focuses on the theoretical and computational modeling of these materials and it could be relevant to solar photocatalysis and photodetectors.

Juvinch Vicente

Juvinch Vicente

Juvinch Vicente

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Jixin Chen

Vincente focuses on the understanding of surface reactions of lead halide perovskites using single-particle and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. Fundamental insights on surface reactions on these materials will help design a much more stable interface for their promising applications in photovoltaics and optoelectronics.

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