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TANMS Graduate Student Awarded the 2018-19 ALS Doctoral Fellowship in Residence

posted Jul 31, 2018, 5:42 PM by Michelle Schwartz   [ updated Jul 31, 2018, 6:14 PM by Tsai-Tsai O-Lee ]
TANMS graduate student, Zhuyun "Maggie" Xiao, has been named a recipient of the highly coveted Advanced Light Source (ALS) Doctoral Fellowship in Residence for 2018-19. This internationally recognized fellowship is awarded to only 8-10 students each year. During her fellowship year, Maggie will be working at the ALS, a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). LBNL is a national user facility that generates intense x-ray radiation for scientific and technological research. Students acquire hands-on scientific training and develop professional maturity to complement their doctoral research. Maggie will be hosted by Dr. Elke Arenholz, Senior Scientist and Deputy of Photon Science Operations and will continue to work on TANMS-related research. 

Maggie is a Ph.D. student under TANMS 3D Thrust Leader and Associate Professor Robert N. Candler in the UCLA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She holds a bachelors of science in Physics from Bryn Mawr College and was recently recognized with the 2017-2018 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award from UCLA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Her thesis titled "Controlling Magnetization and Strain at the Micron-Scale and Below in Strain-Mediated Composite Multiferroic Devices" focuses on the goal of realizing electrically-controlled, miniaturized magnetoelectric composite devices that are energy-efficient, and compact, for applications such as localized particle and cell manipulation and cell therapy.  Maggie is a valued member of the TANMS 3D Thrust.