Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Gyouho Kim Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship   Bookmark and Share

Gyouho Kim
Gyouho Kim standing next to a photo of the energy-harvesting sensor system

Gyouho Kim, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2010-11. Gyouho is conducting research in Low Power VLSI Design under Prof. Dennis Sylvester and Prof. David Blaauw.

His research is related to an energy-harvesting sensor system (featured in the photo above, on the the left). The device is a 9-cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system which operates by harvesting energy from its surroundings. It has a total average power consumption of less than 1 nanowatt and is 1,000 times smaller than comparable commercial counterparts. The work is expected to lead to new environmental, biomedical and infrastructure applications.

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The Rackham International Student Fellowship assists outstanding international students, particularly those who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship. To be eligible, international graduate students must have successfully completed one year of graduate study as a master's or precandidate student. Nominees must have a strong academic record, be making good progress toward the degree, and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise.


Posted: November 23, 2010 by
Catharine June
EECS/ECE Communications Coordinator
cmsj@umich.edu or 734-936-2965