Gregorczyk Wins L-3 Graduate Research Fellowship

Department of Materials Science and Engineering graduate student Keith Gregorczyk, advised by Professor Gary Rubloff, has been selected to receive a 2010-2011 L-3 Graduate Research Fellowship. The award includes a $25,000 stipend, $1000 to fund travel to conferences, and a five-credit tuition waiver. An additional $4000 in discretionary funds and $5000 to support an undergraduate researcher to work with Gregorczyk will be provided to Rubloff.

In July 2010, L-3 Communications gave a gift of $1 million over three years to the A. James Clark School of Engineering to benefit students through scholarships, fellowships and student program support. L-3 Graduate Research Fellowships annually support five Clark School Ph.D. candidates in the last three years of their program of study who conduct research in cybersecurity, robotics, energy, systems engineering, or reliability engineering.

Gregorczyk's research focuses on using atomic layer deposition for the fabrication of heterostructured nanomaterials. His goal is to show that that this technique, and the materials that can be made using it, will offer significant improvements in the way batteries store and distribute energy.

Gregorczyk has been invited to participate in the annual L-3 @ Maryland research events, where he will have the opportunity to discuss his work with L-3 Communications experts working in his field.

Published October 14, 2010