This year’s recipient in the PhD category is Sujit Datta of the University of Pennsylvania. Working in the lab of Alan (Charlie) Johnson, he conducted his senior thesis research on nanoscale physics, primarily the properties of graphene. He used scanning probe microscopy to show how the surface potential of few-layer graphene sheets depends on the number of layers. Datta is now pursuing his PhD as a graduate student at Harvard.
The recipient in the non-PhD category is Byron Drury of Haverford College. His senior-year research, conducted under the supervision of Peter Love, was in the area of quantum information theory. He used
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