Grad Students Chosen Samueli Endowed Fellows
Sept. 28, 2017 - Twelve Samueli School doctoral students have won 2017-18 Henry Samueli Endowed Fellowships. Three students in civil and environmental engineering, seven in electrical engineering and computer science, and two in chemical engineering and materials science, received the awards, which recognize academic achievement and potential for future success.
The Samueli Endowed Fellowships are competitive, rather than need-based, and open to all graduate majors within the engineering school. Based on students’ academic records and research accomplishments, the award covers fees and stipends.
This year’s winners are:
Susana Anacleto Lupianez, civil engineering
Adviser: Anne Lemnitzer
Research interests: structural engineering and seismic design of reinforced concrete structures
Felicia Chiang, civil engineering
Adviser: Amir AghaKouchak
Research interests: understanding the effects of anthropogenic climate change on hydrologic and climate variables
Emma Reid, civil engineering
Adviser: Kristen Davis
Research interests: physical processes driving environmental gradients on coral reef ecosystems
Tarek Mealy, electrical engineering
Adviser: Filippo Capolino
Research interests: electromagnetics, periodic structures, metamaterials, RF circuits and numerical methods
M Mahmudul Hasan Sajeeb, electrical engineering
Adviser: Kumar Wickramasinghe
Research interests: optical microscopy, nanophotonics, plasmonics, biotechnology
Abid Anjum Sifat, electrical engineering
Research Interests: nano-optics, plasmonics, nanophotonics, metamaterials, electromagnetism.
Syed Mohammad Ashab Uddin, electrical engineering
Adviser: Kumar Wickramasinghe.
Research interests: optical microscopy, nanophotonics, bio-imaging
Alireza Javani, electrical engineering
Adviser: Zhiying Wang
Research interests: communication systems, coding theory, and machine learning
Danielle Bever, chemical engineering and materials science
Research interests: molecular biotechnology for environmental sustainability applications
Evita Bakopoulou, networked systems
Adviser: Athina Markopoulou
Research interests: learning techniques for mobile data privacy
Jielin Guo, chemical engineering and materials science, MMT
Adviser: Frank Shi
Research interests: developing novel nanoscale non-conductive adhesive that can provide electrical connection between chips and substrates, including die-attach adhesive for semiconductor packaging systems
Jiaqi Wu, electrical engineering, MMT
Adviser: Chin Lee
Research interests: materials and processing in IC electronic devices manufacturing and packaging, packaging materials for high-power electronics and photonics, materials characterization, electron microscopy
Henry Samueli, co-founder of Broadcom Corp. and the Samueli School’s namesake, funds the fellowships, which are open to master’s and doctoral students. The number of awards and the amounts vary each year.