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  • Ulissi Wins DoE Fellowship
Mar 2009
Ulissi.jpgZachary Ulissi, a University of Delaware senior double majoring in chemical engineering and physics, has received a Department of Energy (DoE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship that will total $250,000 over the next four years. During his undergraduate years, Ulissi conducted research at UD and the National Institutes of Health, co-authored three journal papers, and submitted a patent application for a biomedical polarization imaging device. The fellowship will cover Ulissi's expenses as he works on his PhD and continues his research into developing catalytic agents for creating alternative fuels. The fellowship covers all tuition and fees and provides a stipend of $32,400 per year, as well as funds for travel and computer equipment. Ulissi will also have a summer internship at a DoE lab.

The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
With respect to light radiation, the restriction of the vibrations of the magnetic or electric field vector to a single plane. In a beam of electromagnetic radiation, the polarization direction is the direction of the electric field vector (with no distinction between positive and negative as the field oscillates back and forth). The polarization vector is always in the plane at right angles to the beam direction. Near some given stationary point in space the polarization direction in the beam...
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