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USC EE Ph.D. Student Jason Sanders Wins 2011 IEEE Nuclear Plasma Sciences Society Student Paper Award

July 22, 2011 —

A Ming Hsieh PhD student, Jason M. Sanders, won the 2011 IEEE Nuclear Plasma Sciences Society Student Paper Award in June 2011. The award was given to Jason in recognition of his paper, entitled “Design and Optimization Techniques for the Generation of Intense, Ultrafast Pulses with Nonlinear Transmission Lines.” The award carries a $500 prize and was publicized in June at the 2011 Pulsed Power Conference, held in Chicago. In addition to the award, Jason was recently awarded an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. The $10,000 ARCS scholarship is given to only one Electrical Engineering PhD student per year, who is selected by the Los Angeles ARCS Chapter Board.

Jason was born in Nashville, TN and received the B.Sc. degree from Boston University, Boston, MA. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree in Prof. Martin Gundersen’s pulsed power research group. His doctoral work is focused on the design, implementation, and application of enabling technologies in the field of pulsed power. These technologies are applied in a wide range of areas, including research into new cancer therapies and into improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines.

E.S. Kim, Chair of the Ming Hsieh EE-Electrophysics Department, commented, “Jason is being recognized for his excellent academics and research all over, and we are proud of him.”