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Photo: Manu works hard polishing the samples.

February 2006

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) member Manu Shamsa won the IBM PhD Fellowship Award. The prestigious IBM Fellowship Program honors exceptional Ph.D. students who carry out cutting-edge research in an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation. According to the letter signed by Dr. Mary O. Rigali, Program Director of the IBM Corporate University Relations, the award is highly competitive and recognizes a student as well as the quality of the academic institution. Few awards, given each year in engineering field, usually go to the topmost universities worldwide. IBM Ph.D. Fellows are awarded tuition, fees, and a stipend. They are also encouraged to intern at an IBM research or development laboratory. Manuís dissertation research in Professor Balandinís NDL laboratory deals with experimental investigation of thermal conduction in nanostructures and amorphous materials. The final goal of his research project is improvement of heat removal from the next generation of electronic devices and circuits used in computer chips.

 
 
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