Mukund Bapna received the 2018 Guy C. Berry Graduate Student Research Award. He was presented with the prize at the Mellon College of Science Graduate Student Town Hall in April.
He was working under the supervision of Sara Majetich on magnetic tunnel junction nanopillars, nanostructures.
Bapna received his Ph.D. in May and is now heading off to Portland, Oregon, to work for the research and development team at Intel.
There he will be developing smart interconnects for nodes under 20 nanometers in size for next-generation processors.