Thomas Ugras wins prestigious Kavli fellowship


PhD graduate student Thomas Ugras, from the Robinson group in MSE, has won the prestigious Webb graduate fellowship from The Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC). As a KIC graduate fellow, Thomas plans to develop a platform that will enable accurate detection of electron spin filtering by chiral nanomaterials with a state-of-the-art very low energy electron diffraction (VLEED) detector. This project and the technology developed throughout will create tools to unlock deeper insight into chiral spin-selective materials for spintronic applications. He will use the new tool to characterize the spin filtering efficiency of chiral magic sized nanocluster films that the Robinson group has been developing.

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