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Liban Hussein awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

June 27, 2022

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News

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UW ECE doctoral student Liban Hussein, 2022 NSF GRFP award recipient. Photo courtesy of Liban Hussein

First-year doctoral student Liban Hussein, who works in the lab of UW ECE Assistant Professor Sajjad Moazeni, was recently awarded an opportunity to take part in the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines, who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The fellowship award provides an annual stipend for three years, plus money every year to put toward the cost of tuition and fees.

“Earning the NSF GRFP award creates a foundation for me to conduct independent research within fields related to my interests in integrated photonics,” Hussein said. “I am grateful for the award where funding is secured for the next three years, and I look forward to future developments and collaborations in the creation of integrated devices used for medical applications and soft robotics.”

Hussein has been learning skills needed to build advanced integrated systems in Moazeni’s lab, including CMOS and analog technology and mixed-signal circuit design. Moazeni’s lab focuses primarily on the intersection of integrated system design and photonics with applications in computing and communications, sensing and imaging, and the life sciences.

“Liban is very hard working, creative and generous with helping other students and the lab management team,” Moazeni said. “He possesses a unique set of skills; receiving this award will assist him greatly with establishing future success.”

To view all 2022 NSF GRFP award recipients nationwide, visit the NSF GRFP website.