PhD Student Nguyen Nguyen Awarded IEEE Graduate Fellowship 2020


On February 12th, 2020, PhD Student, Nguyen L.K. Nguyen was among the few graduate students around the world, who were awarded the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship 2020 and will be honored at the 2020 International Microwave Symposium in June 2020 in Los Angeles.

“It is my great honor to be selected for the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship 2020 award,” said Nguyen. “The award will encourage me to pursue state-of-the-art research and to further contribute to society. I am grateful for my advisor, Professor Anh-Vu Pham, for his advice, mentoring and support.”  

Nguyen is currently a UC Davis ECE Ph.D. student at the Microwave Microsystems Laboratory founded by Professor Anh-Vu Pham. Nguyen received his B.E. degree (with highest Honors) from the Vietnamese German University, Vietnam in 2016, and the M.Sc. degree from the University of California, Davis in 2019. He is currently involved in designing millimeter-wave Silicon Germanium integrated circuits for next generation optical communication systems and extremely wideband, high output power amplifiers up to 170 GHz in Indium Phosphide. He was the recipient of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Ph.D. Fellowship

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology and the MTT-S is a transnational society in the advancement of microwave theory and its applications. The IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship is awarded to up to 12 graduate students per year regardless the citizenship or the location of the institution. Award nominees must demonstrate high academic achievement in engineering, applied physics, or other appropriate field, and display strong ability in independent research in the field of microwave.  The applicants must be an MTT-S member. There are over 10,000 members of the IEEE MTT-S around the world.