Four UCLA Engineering students receive 2018 NSF Graduate Fellowships

May 31, 2018

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

Four current UCLA Engineering students — two graduate students and two undergraduates — have received a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for 2018. The recipients are: Jesus Lopez Baltazar, Jaime de Anda, Dylan Dickstein, and Bonnie Lam. The fellowship program, which offers three years of financial support, recognizes “outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.” Snapshots of the new fellows are below.

Jesus Lopez Baltazar

Undergraduate major: Chemical Engineering
Research interests: Synthesis and characterization of nanoscale and/or nanoporous materials for applications in energy storage, sustainable energy, and electronic devices
Faculty advisor: Ric Kaner
Future graduate program: Cornell University, studying chemical engineering.

Jaime de Anda

Graduate degree program: Bioengineering
Research interests: Signal processing, machine learning, soft matter physics, and biology, with the aim to extract denser information from experimental data for knowledge discovery
Faculty Advisor: Gerard Wong
Undergraduate institution: UCLA

Dylan Dickstein

Graduate degree program: Aerospace Engineering
Research interests: Erosion from high heat flux in microengineered materials for space exploration
Faculty advisor: Nasr Ghoniem
Undergraduate institution: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Bonnie Lam

Undergraduate major: Electrical Engineering
Research interests: Currently machine learning and neural networks. Graduate school research will likely involve implementing compressed sensing techniques for cardiac imaging systems
Undergraduate faculty advisor: Kang L. Wang
Future graduate program: UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering