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
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.