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Two Students Received the Young Scientist Awards for Graphene Research

Two Students Received the Young Scientist Awards for Graphene Research

Lui & ZhongTwo electrical engineering PhD candidates received the Young Scientist Awards at the 38th Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI) held in San Diego, California this month. Guanxiong Liu and Zhong Yan who conduct experimental research in the Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) of the electrical engineering professor Alexander A. Balandin were recognized for their work on device applications of graphene. Guanxiong presented his research entitled “Low-Frequency Noise in Back-Gated Graphene Field-Effect Transistors” while Zhong gave a talk and presented a poster on “Few-layer Graphene Top-Surface Heat Spreaders for High-Power Electronics”. Guanxiong’s and Zhong’s graphene research in Balandin laboratory has been sponsored by the DARPA – SRC Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics (FENA) center and the US Office of Naval Research (ONR), respectively. Guanxiong’s research is focused on reducing electronic noise in graphene transistors designed for communication and mixed signal applications. Zhong’s research deals with improving thermal management of GaN high-power density transistors with the help of graphene heat spreaders.


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