Wenya Du, a technical associate in the Conformable Decoders research group who will begin graduate studies with Professor Canan Dagdeviren in Fall 2022, has been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), as a Fellow in the field of materials engineering. Her research focuses on conformable piezoelectric electronics for women’s healthcare monitoring.
In their comments on her proposal, the NSF reviewers noted that Wenya “demonstrates high intellectual merits through tangible contributions made through work experience and academic endeavors."
The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support, including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution. Since 1952, NSF has funded over 60,000 Graduate Research Fellowships; 42 Fellows have gone on to become Nobel laureates, and more than 450 have become members of the National Academy of Sciences.