Texas ECE PhD student Kyle McNicholas won one of two Best Paper awards at the 2018 Electronic Materials Conference (EMC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in June 2018. Kyle won for his paper "BGaAs/GaP Heteroepitaxy for Strain-Free Luminescent Layers on Si.” The Electronic Materials Conference is the premier annual forum on the preparation and characterization of electronic materials. Kyle will receive the award at the 2019 EMC in Ann Arbor, Michigan in June 2019.
Kyle received his BS from Ohio State University, and he joined Texas ECE in 2012. He is advised by Prof. Seth Bank. He will receive his PhD this Spring and continue doing research at a national lab.