"We were very impressed by his understanding of quantum physics and engineering," said competition judge Alenka Zajic, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech. "His research has potential applications in collision avoidance systems, buried mine detection and monitoring global warming, among others."Saumil has applied for a US patent for his project. He has had two papers published in peer-reviewed physics journals with a few more under submission. Saumil, who has worked as a laboratory intern since the seventh grade, plans to major in electrical engineering in college towards a career as a scientific researcher. A Davidson Fellows scholarship winner, he placed first overall in Research at the International Space Olympics and won second place in Physics and Astronomy at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. Saumil has mentored students in the laboratory through the Richmond Area Program for Minorities in Engineering. In his free time he enjoys playing the violin. His mentor on the project was Dr. Gary C. Tepper, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Research On Infrared Photodetector And Cancer Suppression Pays Off For Virginia And Tennessee Students With Siemens Competition Regional Win At Georgia Institute Of Technology
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