Doctoral candidate Ellen Gupta recognized with award to support research

The University of Delaware Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is pleased to announce that doctoral candidate Ellen Gupta is the newest recipient of the Bendett Fellowship Award.

The Bendett Fellowship was established in 2004 by Mark P. Bendett, ’81M ’85PhD, who earned his advanced degrees in electrical engineering. The fellowship honors Bendett and his mother, Dorothy Jaworowski Bendett ’46.

During a career that spanned more than three decades, Mark Bendett developed numerous photonic products used for manufacturing and medical applications, founded a telecommunications component company, and generated more than 30 publications and 60 patents. Dorothy Bendett studied chemistry, received her degree in home economics, and later became a noted nutritionist and teacher.

Gupta, the latest recipient of the Bendett Fellowship, is a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering, focusing on electromagnetics and optics. She is exploring hybrid multi-material additive manufacturing by designing, modeling, simulating, and constructing functional radiofrequency (RF) devices such as RF gradient index lenses and RF filters to enhance communication systems. Gupta holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

This award will give Gupta the invaluable opportunity to focus on her research while completing her studies.