Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research Winners

Two postdoctoral scholars at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science were among six UCLA winners of the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research. Nine of the 27 finalists for the award were affiliated with UCLA Engineering.

Buhm Han, post-doctoral scholar in computer science in associate professor Eleazar Eskin’s lab. Han’s research interests are in developing methods for the analysis of genetic variations which would lead to better understanding of the underlying mechanism through which traits are affected, better ways to identify disease causing mutations, and better understanding of human population history.  Han received his Ph.D. in computer science (bioinformatics) from UC San Diego in 2009.

Wanjun Jiang, post-doctoral scholar in the Device Research Laboratory of professor Kang Wang, the Raytheon Chair in Electrical Engineering. Jiang’s research interests are in implementing magnetic materials for some novel functionalities which have implications for a new class of nanoelectronic devices. Jiang received his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics form the University of Manitoba.

Finalists for the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research:

Jianwen Chen, Electrical Engineering
Sheng-Wei Chi, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Buhm Han, Computer Science
Wanjun Jiang, Electrical Engineering
Peter B. Lillehoj, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Sam Mavandadi, Electrical Engineering
Giacomo Po, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Harish Rajagopalan, Electrical Engineering
Jingbi You, Materials Science and Engineering

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