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June 18, 2018

ECE PhD student earns DOD SMART Service Scholarship

Written By: Sam Million-Weaver

Ray Wambold, a PhD student in ECE faculty member Mikhail Kats’ group, received a Department of Defense Science Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service, sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. With support from the scholarship, Wambold will continue his research into monolithic semiconductor platforms to reshape infrared light, which could be used in tactical situations for directed energy or defensive countermeasures. The award provides full tuition along with a generous stipend and the opportunity for gainful employment with the Department of Defense upon degree completion.