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Fulbright scholar joins EE department


Fulbright scholar joins EE department
 

Igor BejenariDr. Igor Bejenari, a researcher from the Institute of Electronic Engineering and Industrial Technologies of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova joined the Department of Electrical Engineering as a Fulbright scholar. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational and research exchange (see at http://fulbright.state.gov/). It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1945 following the proposal of Senator J.W. Fulbright. Dr. Bejenari won this prestigious and highly-competitive award with his proposal to carry out nanotechnology related research in Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory. The subject of Dr. Bejenari’s theoretical research is the effect of electric field on the thermoelectric properties of bismuth telluride quantum wires. Quantum wires and other nanostructures made of bismuth telluride have shown promise for improving the efficiency of the thermoelectric devices. Thermoelectric devices are used for power generation and cooling, which are safer and more environment friendly alternatives to conventional techniques but suffer from low efficiency. Bismuth telluride nanostructures may change this situation making thermoelectric power generation and cooling more practical. Dr. Bejenari will work with NDL researchers to achieve experimental confirmation of his theoretical predictions.

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