MEET THE STUDENTS
|Sheng's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
1) Strong faculty and staff team
2) Diversity of research programs and collaborative working environment
3) State-of-the-art facilities and technical support
Advice to Incoming Students:
Make a thoughtful decision on the research project to which you will devote yourself. You will enjoy it.
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"I was born and raised in Zhuzhou, a mid-size city in the central south of China. I received my B.E. and M.E. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Central South University of Technology and Dalian University of Technology, respectively.
After three years of work in China, I decided to pursue my Ph.D. degree at the prestigious Engineering School of Maryland. I was particularly attracted to the ECE department, as its interdisciplinary MEMS research program was an excellent match for my background in Materials Science and my interest in microfabrication.
After serving as a Teaching Assistant for several semesters, I got to know numerous students from all over the world. They are friendly and conscientious despite their diverse backgrounds and cultures. Professors in ECE are very knowledgeable and approachable. Staffers are also nice and helpful.
Outside the classroom, the campus sports facilities are world-class, and the atmosphere within sports events is awesome. My favorite activity was playing soccer. I played intramural games for nine consecutive semesters. The games look like the World Cup since players are from different continents.
I accumulated invaluable experience through my research projects. My advisor, Prof. Reza Ghodssi, highly encouraged me to attend seminars and conferences where I met a pool of talents and was inspired by countless ideas.
My research focused on the development of a fast-response gas separation device, which can be used as a preconcentrator to enhance the sensitivity of miniaturized chemical sensors. I was also involved in a BioMEMS project concentrated on integrating different polymers of unique functional characteristics to create a MEMS environment for sensing biomolecules. I had over ten journal and conference publications as well as a pending US patent."
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