Winner of NSF EAPSI Fellowship, Zhenqing Qi

Zhengqing John Qi, a doctoral candidate in Charlie Johnson's group, was awarded an NSF EAPSI Fellowship for 2014.  John's research focuses on the electronic and structural properties of atomically resolved sub-10 nm graphene nanostructures to help enable rational decision-making as to graphene's utility in next generation high performance devices. He was a past recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, NSF IGERT Fellowship and Penn's GAPSA-Provost Fellowship.

The NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. They also serve as an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location, orientation to the culture and language, and aim to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August and are administered in the United States by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsor the 10 week institutes in Japan. Applicants are required to obtain an invitation or acceptance (an email is sufficient) from host researcher(s).