IAMDN sponsored, former Rutgers Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate student Rajesh Kappera received the Graduate Student Gold Award at the 2014 MRS Fall Symposium at Boston, MA, for his paper titled, "High performance MoS2 transistors using phase engineered low resistance contacts." Raj worked under the supervision of Dr. Manish Chhowalla, Professor in Department of Material Science and Engineering, in the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kappera now works at Applied Materials in Santa Clara, CA. in the heart of Silicon Valley.
The student awards for the Fall 2014 symposium were highly competitive; out of 251 top applicants from all over the world, 26 finalists were selected. After technical presentations and QA sessions, 7 students were chosen as gold award recipients.