SNSneha Banerjee, an ECE graduate student has been received a prestigious, 2021 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Graduate Scholarship Award. Congratulations!

IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) graduate scholarship awards are highly competitive. This award recognizes contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma science by a graduate student. Only up to 4 awards are presented around the world each year.

Sneha Banerjee received the B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, India, in 2012 and the M.S degree in Radio Physics and Electronics from the University of Calcutta, India, in 2015. She is pursuing her PhD degree, under the supervision of Dr. Peng Zhang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University. Her current research interests include quantum tunneling in metal-insulator-metal junctions, electron emission, and contact engineering.   

She is a recipient of Michigan Institute of Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) Graduate Fellowship Award in 2020-2021, the 2020 MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium Best Presentation Award, the 2020-2021 Michigan State University Electrical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and the 2021 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Graduate Student Award. Sneha was also the Founder of IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Student Chapter at Michigan State University (Feb 2020) and serves as the President since its creation.