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EE PhD Candidate Receives Award in SWE Competition for her Graphene Research

EE PhD Candidate Receives Award in SWE Competition for her Graphene Research

Samia Subrina receives 2nd place awardElectrical engineering PhD Candidate Samia Subrina received the second place award in the nation-wide research poster competition organized by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). On November 4-6, 2010, the finalists, pre-selected from many graduate students who submitted their research abstracts, competed at the SWE National Conference held in Orlando, Florida. The competition was sponsored by IBM, Dow Chemical, Rockwell and other major corporations. The research posters were judged by the representatives of the leading high-tech companies, government agencies and university faculty. With over 5,300 attendees from the industry, government and academia and 200 exhibitors, the SWE National Conference is the largest and most comprehensive technical career event for women engineers. Samia’s award-winning research presentation was on the physics-based modeling and computer simulation of heat transport in graphene nanostructures and graphene interconnects. Her research was conducted in Professor Alexander Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) and funded by the Interconnect Focus Center (IFC) and Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics (FENA) Center. It is interesting to note that Samia won the third place award in the SWE graduate student research competition help a year earlier in Long Beach, California. Photo: PhD Candidate Samia Subrina with her award certificate, November 2010.

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