Holbrook Foundation Fellowships
The Holbrook Foundation Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of George and Tara Holbrook. These fellowships for entering graduate students are intended as top-off awards designed to assist our faculty in drawing outstanding prospects with a research focus in energy efficiency to UC Santa Barbara.
The goal of the Institute is to name one student from each of our six Solutions Groups per academic year. The award provides a quarterly stipend, which is additive to the student’s existing funding over the recipient’s first year. The award also provides a paid summer Graduate Student Research position. Additional fellowship benefits include participation in select Institute events, including meetings with select visiting speakers. It is required that fellows give a short seminar during the academic year.
Any Institute faculty member can nominate a student by completing a one page nomination form. Awardees are selected by a committee comprised of the Solution Group Heads, Institute Director and Executive Director. Nominations for 2013-2014 Holbrook Fellows will open starting in the Spring Quarter of 2013.
For more information, please contact meaghan [at] iee [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Meaghan Shaw).
Get to know the 2012-2013 Holbrook Foundation Fellows:
Patrick Callery, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, Economics and Policy Solutions Group
Measuring economic cost of renewable energy technologies relative to fossil fuel based sources, corrected for subsidies and externalities.
Zhaoxia (Summer) Deng, Computer Science Department, Computing Solutions Group
Improving data center energy efficiency by optimizing its inter-architecture, networking, and geographical deployment related with renewable energy distribution.
Stefan Gerardo Heinze, Materials Department, Production and Storage Solutions Group
Fundamental research on the microstructure evolution of lightweight, strong, heat-resistant materials, with emphasis on structural alloys and ceramics, for use in more efficient and environmentally cleaner transportation technologies.
Patrick McBride, Materials Department, Lighting Solutions Group
Simulations of light emitting diodes, particularly exploring the effects of polarization fields on current-voltage characteristics and light emission.
Christopher McCallum, Mechanical Engineering Department, Buildings and Design Solutions Group
Combining computational and experimental fluid dynamics in small-scale fluidic applications.
Eric Stanton, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Electronics and Photonics Solutions Group
Developing a low power, energy efficient, ultra-low phase noise oscillator based on ultra-high quality factor ring resonator technology.
2011-2012 Holbrook Foundation Fellows:
From Left to Right: John Bowers, Luke Gordon (2010-2011), Daryl Spencer (2010-2011),
George Holbrook, Alex Russel, Joe Bergesen, Lars Bjaalie, Luis Chen, and Louis Van Blarigan.
Not pictured: Yibo Zhu.