Prof. Brillson named one of ten American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellows
Leonard Brillson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics, has been selected as one of 10 American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellows for 2010 by the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research. Brillson received the fellowship, which includes funding for research, for establishing the optical signature of a leading defect in zinc oxide, opening the way to monitor and study processes that promote p-type conductivity, a major current objective in semiconductor optoelectronics. He was also recognized for his outstanding efforts in student mentoring and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in science by creating research opportunities for high school girls.
The fellowship honors NSF Division of Materials Research awardees who have (a) demonstrated the capacity to conduct research that is likely to be transformative and potentially of high impact and (b) contributed outstanding broader impacts through their promotion of diversity in the US scientific and engineering workforce. The fellowship includes significant additional financial support for Prof. Brillson's ongoing research.