A Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University student has won the Best Poster Award at the 17th International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology (ICICDT), which was held in Suzhou last month.
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Year Four student, Xueteng Li’s poster was based on his paper discussing the application of newly-structured GaN electron devices in the design of integrated circuits.
During his research, Li (pictured above, right) created and tested his own circuit in the University’s Nano-Micro Fabrication and Reliability Laboratory, which is open to undergraduates. Li said it was only with the support of the University’s academic staff that his research project was able to get off the ground.
“The teachers at the laboratory have always encouraged us to make our own devices under the guidance of doctoral students,” he said.
“In particular, PhD student Miao Cui (pictured below, left) taught me a lot of techniques about device making and tuning which really helped me make my own circuit.”
Dr Wen Liu, Li’s supervisor in EEE, said his success highlighted XJTLU’s research-led approach to teaching and learning.
“We are committed to providing research opportunities for our students,” she said.
“We always encourage students to participate in scientific research, and to dig deeper into their ideas and research interests.”
Li also volunteered at ICICDT, an international conference approved by the world’s largest transnational professional association, IEEE.
It was the first time ICICDT was held in mainland China with participants from more than 10 countries and regions around the globe attending. For more information on the conference, see the related news story.
Story provided by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, edited by Luyun Shi
Translated by Xiangyin Han, edited by Yuanxin Yang