April 15, 2015 - 5:39am
This year the National Science Foundation awarded the GRF to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants in 2015. NSF provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Akira graduated in 2013 with a material science option degree and both university and departmental honors. He was very involved in our ACS group (VP during his junior year and President during his senior year). He carried out research under Paul Floreancig looking at a novel pro drug delivery system. Akira was also involved in our undergraduate teaching program. He taught both traditional and honors organic lab courses. He is currently pursuing his PhD in chemistry at Stanford. Read more.