Carnegie Mellon University
September 09, 2016

Lau selected as DOWD Fellow

MSE PhD student Derek Lau has been selected as one of four DOWD Fellows for the 2016-17 year. Derek's selection was based on the submission of his project, "Model using interface thermodynamics to investigate chiral magnetism for next-generation spintronic devices."

In addition, Derek was chosen to present at the annual Dowd Fellowship Seminar, on Friday, October 28.  Along with this year’s and last year’s fellows Derek will present his research goals to the CIT community as well as special guests and benefactors Philip and Marsha Dowd.

Fellowship funds will cover his tuition and include a stipend for the 2016-17 academic year. The Dowd-ICES graduate student fellowships are made possible by an endowment from Philip L. Dowd (B.S. Materials Science Engineering, 1963) and Marsha Dowd. Fellowships are awarded to support graduate students who are conducting cutting-edge research on projects for which traditional sources of funding may not be available.