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Two Texas ECE Students Awarded NASA Graduate Fellowships

Will Doyle and Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson and Will Doyle of the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have been selected as recipients of 2024 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO). NSTGRO seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future. NASA Space Technology Graduate Researchers will perform innovative, space technology research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. Awards are made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, with the faculty advisor serving as the principal investigator.

In addition to his/her faculty advisor, each student will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA Subject Matter Expert, who will serve as the student’s research collaborator. The research collaborator will serve as the conduit into the larger technical community corresponding to the student’s space technology research area.

Ian Anderson received his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio State University in Spring 2023 and joined Texas ECE the following Fall. His research focuses on focuses on high frequency acoustic filters for X-Ka band and space applications. He is advised by Prof. Ruochen Lu.

Will Doyle received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 2022 and joined Texas ECE in Fall 2023. His research will involve investigating microfabricated rubidium vapor cells. These vapor cells could be used in various types of atomic sensors for measuring gravity, electric fields, and tracking inertial forces. He is advised by Prof. Dan Wasserman.