The 2016-17 fellowship granted to two advanced doctoral candidates, Jiahao Kang (ECE – Electronics & Photonics Solutions Group) and Megan Butala (Materials – Production & Storage Solutions Group), in recognition of their outstanding research contributions to the field of energy efficiency
Kang’s research involves developing next-generation highly-dense energy-efficient electronics utilizing 2-dimensional electronic materials, starting from in-depth materials physics to device design and finally to experimental demonstration of unique applications enabled by these materials. He is advised by Professor Kaustav Banerjee and is a member of Banerjee’s Nanoelectronics Research Lab (NRL).
Frenkel fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Peter J. Frenkel Foundation. These highly competitive $4000 awards recognize outstanding graduate research in energy or energy efficiency by two students per academic year who have advanced to doctoral candidacy.
Jiahao Kang has authored or co-authored more than 40 papers including seven at the premier electron devices conference IEEE IEDM and has published in leading journals that include Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Physical Review X, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Electron Device Letters and IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.