ECE master’s student Kamal Rudra received the J.A. Woollam Company Scholarship from the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation. This $5K scholarship recognizes students pursuing a field related to vacuum coating technology.
Rudra has been exploring the electronic and optical properties of materials since his undergraduate studies at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Allahabad, India. Before starting his studies at the University of Michigan, he gained experience as a research assistant at the Indian Institute of Science and as an engineer at Global Foundries in India. He has co-authored several papers presented at professional conferences, and one journal article.
He is currently working on the fabrication and characterization of III-V compound semiconductors and micro-LEDs for displays and AR/VR technologies as a member of Prof. Zetian Mi’s group.
Rudra is a student member of SPIE, OSA, and IEEE as well as several related organizations.