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Four Texas ECE Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Four students from Texas ECE have been named recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships .The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

Three Texas ECE graduate students, Grace Jeanpierre, Samuel Liu, and Philip Tan received the prestigious fellowships, as well as one Texas ECE alumnus, Jerry Yang, who received his BSEE in Spring 2020.

Grace Jeanpierre is a first-year Texas ECE graduate student in the bioECE track and is supervised by Prof. Samantha Santacruz, an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering department. Grace is Latina, a first generation college student, and the first in her family to pursue a graduate education. She has a passion for research in neurotherapeutics.

Samuel Liu is a first-year Texas ECE graduate student supervised by Prof. Jean Anne Incorvia in the Integrated Nano Computing Lab (INC Lab). Sam graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2020. His research interests are in spintronics, magnetic materials, and neuromorphic computing.

Philip Tan is a first-year Texas ECE graduate student in the bio ECE track and is supervised by Prof. Nanshu Lu. Philip received his BSEE in Spring 2020 from Texas ECE.

Jerry Yang received his BSEE from Texas ECE in Spring 2020. While an undergraduate, Jerry worked in the etylab researching nanoscale characterization and devices under the supervision of Prof. Ed Yu. He is currently a graduate student at Stanford University.