Volume X / 2021
The University of Texas at Arlington | College of Engineering

Students Top at TECHCON

Three materials science and engineering doctoral students—Yi Ram Kim, Hossein Madanipour, and Allison Osmanson—earned the Best Student Presenter Award at TECHCON 2020, the flagship technical conference of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).

The award is granted to the top 10 presenters out of 160 total and is highly competitive. All three of UTA’s presenters were declared winners of this prestigious award, the first time that has happened in TECHCON history.

The UTA students are conducting research on reliability engineering and electronic materials supported by four SRC grants. They are working with materials science and engineering Professor Choong-Un Kim on their projects.

“I am very proud of Yi Ram, Hossein, and Allison for their performance,” says Dr. Kim. “Many of the top universities in the country were represented, and for all three of them to finish within the top 10 is exciting and an excellent example of the quality of our students and our program.”