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ECE Professor Wins Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

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Audrey Grayson
Dr. Yan Yao guides graduate student through a lab demonstration.
Dr. Yan Yao guides graduate student through a lab demonstration.

Dr. Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and Robert A. Welch Professor at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), was awarded the 2013 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Out of 147 applicants, Yao was among the thirty chosen to receive the prestigious award.

The $5,000 award from ORAU -- which will be matched by the University of Houston -- will help to support Yao's ongoing research into understanding the high efficiency origin of two-dimensional conjugated polymer based solar cells.

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