Thilini Ekanayaka receives graduate student award from AVS

Thilini Ekanayaka, a graduate student working with Takashi Komesu and Andrew Yost in Physics and  Astronomy, was one of three recipients selected to receive a Graduate Research Award from the American Vacuum Society.  She competed against over 2000 other student applicants to become a finalist.  Thilini will receive a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursement for travel support to attend an International Symposium.   Thilini’s work is on an Energy Center project entitled “Doping Metal-Chalcogenide Quantum Dot Solar Cells for Enhanced Device”.