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Francesco Monticone awarded the IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship

Francesco Monticone, doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has received the Graduate Student Fellowship established by the IEEE Photonics Society for the academic year 2015-2016.

Francesco joined The University of Texas at Austin in 2011. He works as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Metamaterials and Plasmonics Research Group with Dr. Andrea Alù, associate professor in Texas ECE. Francesco’s research mainly focuses on electromagnetic metamaterials and plasmonics with applications ranging from microwaves to optical frequencies and with high scientific and industrial impact.

The IEEE Photonics Society established the Graduate Student Fellowship Program to provide outstanding Society student members pursuing graduate education with the Society field of interest. Students applying for this fellowship are required to be in their penultimate year of the doctoral program. The Society awards up to ten Fellowships of $1000 each based on research excellence and contributions to the Society’s publications and conferences.