Outstanding Master's Thesis/Report

Victoria Rodriguez, Yi Lu, Shaochen Chen
Yi Lu is recognized at convocation by Victoria Rodriguez

At left, Yi Lu receives his 2004 award for Outstanding Thesis from Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Victoria Rodríguez and his thesis supervisor, Shaochen Chen. At right, Mr. Lu receives recognition at convocation from Victoria Rodríguez.

YI LU - Mechanical Engineering.  Mr. Lu's thesis, Laser Micro/Nano Patterning, investigates laser-nanoparticle interactions and has a significant impact in the field of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing.  Practical application of his work may lead to future size reductions in small-scale devices for sensors, drug delivery, and microprocessors.  Mr. Lu's research has resulted in several journal publications, conference papers, and a book chapter, in addition to a research grant from the National Science Foundation.  Mr. Lu is currently a UT doctoral candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Thesis supervisor:  Shaochen Chen.


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