EECS Student Receives First Place Award in Washington DC Conference

Vivian Zhou, an EECS BS/MS student studying under Professor Philip Feng, won the First Place prize for undergraduate students in Technology and Engineering at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM held on Feb. 22-24, 2018 in Washington DC.

Vivian started exploring research opportunities in Spring 2017 and worked as an NSF REU student since Summer 2017.  Her research has been focused on optical characterization of diamond and SiC films, to study optically addressable defects for quantum engineering applications. The SiC materials characterization has been in collaboration with Professor Chris Zorman's research team. Vivian has also been exploring CVD growth of diamond thin films in collaboration with Heidi Martin's group.

The conference info can be found here. 


Past years awards winners are here.