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EECS Graduate Student William Gaviria (P.h.D) has been seleceted to receive the IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship for the 2013-14' academic year. The IEEE Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Scholarship Awards Committee of the IEEE Awards Board, granted the prestigious accolade, consisting of a stipend in the amount of $20,000 in tuition to a school of the students choosing for full-time graduate study.

Gaviria is an MIT graduate (B.S. Electrical Engineering, '13) currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering and carrying out his research at Northwestern's Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) under Prof. Manijeh Razeghi. His research interests include: novel materials, particularly III-Nitrides, and their applications to solid state device.

Gaviria is working to fabricate: high wall-plug efficiency UV light-emitting diodes (LEDs); 340nm UV laser diodes (LDs) with room temperature continuous wave emission and high average power; UV focal plane arrays (FPAs) with high external quantum efficiency, sharp detection cutoff, and mid-format (640x512) or large-format (1024 ×1024) pixel arrays.

His past awards include: MIT EECS - Texas Instruments Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar (2013), NU EECS Walter P. Murphy Fellowship (2013) and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2014).

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The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship was established in 1939 as a memorial to Charles LeGeyt in recognition of his valuable contributions to the field of electrical engineering. The scholarship carries a stipend of up to US$24,000 and is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the US. This scholarship is awarded annually.

To be eligible, the student must be a permanent resident of the US, have majored in the field of electrical engineering, and have received a bachelor's degree from an engineering college of recognized standing. The scholarship will be awarded to a first-year full-time graduate student only.IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.