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Photo: (from left to right): PhD Candidate Khan A. Alim,
PhD Candidate Manu Shamsa, Professor A. A. Balandin
and Postdoctoral Researcher Weili Liu in Luxe Hotel
on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles after the award announcement.

January 2006

Professor Balandin's Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) research group members Manu Shamsa, Khan Alim, Weili Liu, Irene Calizo and Suchismita Ghosh won 4th place at the poster competition sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). The event took place on January 17th, 2006 during the Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics (FENA) annual review workshop. The competition featured 50 posters presented by the research groups from the top US engineering schools such as UCLA, MIT, UCSB, Stanford, Caltech, USC and NCSU. The five winning posters have been selected with the help of industry representatives from Intel, Texas Instruments, IBM, Motorola and AMD. Balandin’d group poster was entitled Functionalized Nanostructures with Negative Differential Resistance. The award included a Certificate of Accomplishment for the presenting author Manu Shamsa, PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering, as well as a cash prize.

UCR COE press release on the award can be found HERE.

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