Tina He, a doctoral student in the Case School of Engineering, has been named the recipient of the first Keithley Graduate Fellowship Award from Keithley Instruments Inc.

Keithley Instruments, a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, selected He for her graduate research work with Professor Philip Feng in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. They are working on developing novel nanoscale devices and circuits with potential applications to advanced test and measurement.

The research and experiments they are pursuing involve developing very high-speed nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) devices and arrays, NEMS logic building blocks and circuits. Their experimental research includes nanodevice fabrication and low-noise electronic measurement and will be reinforced by novel designs and modeling.

“We are very grateful to Keithley for this wonderful support and for their visionary initiative,” commented Professor Philip Feng. “This is a great privilege for both Tina and my research group here at Case. Keithley’s generous support will allow our outstanding PhD students to explore cutting-edge experimental research at the boundaries between nanotechnology and electronics metrology. This award gives great freedom to Tina, who has demonstrated excellent efforts and commitment to electronic experiments, to explore new devices and to make a solid contribution to advancing measurement science and instruments.”

The Keithley Graduate Fellowship Award was established to foster a stronger, more visible presence in support of PhD students at Cleveland-area universities who are working on cutting-edge electrical measurements technology.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to award the first Keithley Graduate Fellowship to Tina,” remarked Linda Rae, President of Keithley. “Her strong motivation and solid background coupled with her research group’s leading expertise in NEMS are well-matched with Keithley’s R&D efforts and commitment to emerging nanotechnology applications.”