EE PhD Student Nathan Abrams Awarded NDSEG Fellowship

July 24, 2015

The Electrical Engineering Department is happy to announce that doctoral student Nathan Abrams has been selected to receive the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The three year fellowship will supply tuition, stipend, and partial health insurance for Nathan beginning in Fall 2015. The fellowship is portable and may be used at any institution while Nathan pursues his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, which makes his selection to study at Columbia University significant. His research interests relating to silicon photonic devices and the development of FPGAs for the control of such devices have lead him to Professor Keren Bergman’s Lightwave Research Lab (LRL). “Within the LRL, research spans from device level characterization to system design and validation incorporating FPGAs to investigations into network topology. The breadth of research in the LRL presents a unique opportunity to work on projects that combine multiple aspects of silicon photonics research. Additionally, the LRL maintains collaborations with Columbia research groups, other universities, government labs, and within industry. This provides an opportunity to interact with experts across the field and provides a foundation to pursue a range of careers post-graduation,” Nathan elaborated.

Nathan Abrams received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University (Summa Cum Laude) and a B.A. in Natural Mathematics and Sciences from Whitman College (Summa Cum Laude), both in 2014.