News :: ECE :: UD :: <Mutitu Dissertation Fellow Award>
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

News

ECE 2012-2013 CURRENTS Newsletter

Vehicle-to-grid technology

2012 - 2013 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Horn Program speakers

Green Data Centers

2012 Fall TA Award Winners

Electronic battlefield

Alumni honored

Top Center

Undergraduate scholarships

News Archive

Past News

UD seed

Cyberinfrastructure

Professional education newsletter

ECE Spring 2012 TA Award Winners

Three ECE students receive university graduate awards

Summer Research Program 2012

Hot Research

Faculty promotions

The University of Delaware, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE Graduate Student Receives Dissertation Fellow Award

The Office of Graduate and Professional Education awarded James Mutitu, a Ph.D. graduate student under the direction of Professor Dennis Prather, the University Dissertation Fellow Award for the 2011 -2012 academic year. This award was established by the Office of the Provost to enable and support Ph.D. students to devote full attention to the completion of their doctoral dissertations. The fellowship is given in recognition of prior academic achievements and potential for success in the candidates field of study.


Mr. Mutitu's research is concerned with increasing the light trapping capacity of thin film photovoltaic devices by applying photonic engineering concepts and methodology. The ultimate goal is to increase the overall efficiency of solar cells which are much thinner than the currently manufactured wafer based devices, to a point where the performance of the thicker and thinner cells is comparable. James has also been recognized as a Senior Teaching Assistant Fellow as a result of his efforts in educating incoming teaching assistants on effective pedagogical techniques for the engineering sciences.


Bookmark and Share