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ESL graduate students place Top 3 for 2019 Kraus Memorial Graduate Student Poster Competition

The 2019 Kraus Memorial Graduate Student Poster Competition showcases annual innovations and research by some of the best and brightest ECE graduate students at The Ohio State University.

Two graduate students within ElectroScience Lab placed in the top 3 for this competition. 

Second place winner, Lucas Newton, presented his research, “Reconfigurable Multiband FarIR Filter Employing Phase Change Material,” which deals in utilizing vanadium dioxide for microsystems in computing and information storage. Newton is advised by Niru Nahar.

In third place, Tyler Nagy presented, “Periodic Poling of Lithium Niobate Thin Films for Integrated Nonlinear Optics,” which highlights photonic integrated circuits with applications in sensing, quantum computing and secure communications. Nagy is advised by Ronald Reano. 

Lucas Newton (left) and Tyler Nagy (right) with their awards from the Kraus Poster CompetitionIn total, 14 graduate student finalists presented posters at the competition. The competition was judged by six faculty and two alumni members from the department. This event coincided with the second day of the ECE Graduate Student Orientation held at Dreese Labs. More than 100 new graduate students begin their 2019 semester next week. 

Consistently ranked among the best in the nation, the Ohio State ECE program provides superior training for students and groundbreaking research at the frontier of high technology. ECE faculty, researchers and students engineer solutions to problems in diverse fields, from biotechnology to nanotechnology and beyond. Electrical engineers find innovative ways to use electricity, electric materials, as well as electrical and magnetic phenomena, to empower society. Computer engineers design systems, both hardware and software, to create new technology and meet societal needs.

Adapted from Story by Ryan Horns, ECE/IMR Communications Specialist