Pankul Dhingra, a graduate student in the lab of Prof. Minjoo Larry Lee, won the prize for best student oral presentation at the North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE).

Holonyak Lab graduate student wins best student presentation prize at Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference

Pankul Dhingra, a graduate student in the lab of Prof. Minjoo Larry Lee, won the prize for best student oral presentation at the North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE).

Dhingra’s winning talk was titled, “InP Quantum Dots for Dislocation-tolerant, Visible Light Emitters on Si.” In it, he described recent work on materials for lasers and light-emitting diodes that can be grown on low-cost silicon substrates. All of the materials were grown in Lee’s MBE facility located in Holonyak Laboratory.

“Pankul did a great job, not only on performing the research, but also on communicating the results,” said Lee.

The NAMBE meeting is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in MBE research and was founded by ECE Illinois alumnus and Grainger Engineering Hall of Famer Dr. Al Cho (BS/MS/PhD, 1960/1961/1968). The student prize consisted of a plaque and check for $500.

Dhingra’s co-workers on the paper included Yukun Sun, Dr. Shizhao Fan, and Ryan Hool.

Left to right: NAMBE conference chair Prof. Paul Simmonds, NAMBE Advisory Board Chair Prof. Yong-Hang Zhang, Pankul Dhingra, and program chair Prof. Stephanie Law.
Left to right: NAMBE conference chair Prof. Paul Simmonds, NAMBE Advisory Board Chair Prof. Yong-Hang Zhang, Pankul Dhingra, and program chair Prof. Stephanie Law.