Fan Wu Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship   Bookmark and Share

Fan Wu, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in BioMEMS. Wu works with Professor Euisik Yoon, a member of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory and NSF Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems.

Wu says his project, "includes the design, fabrication and testing of a silicon based neural probe capable of simultaneous optical stimulation and electrical recording in vivo. The device will be able to selectively stimulate target neurons with guided blue light and record the resulting neural electrical response. This can potentially be a powerful tool for neuroscientists to identify the functionality of the detailed components of the complex neural circuitry within the central nervous system."


The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.

Posted: April 16, 2010 by
Catharine June
EECS/ECE Communications Coordinator or 734-936-2965