Graduate Student Yongjin Lee Awarded Donald D. Harrington Dissertation Fellowship

Yongjin Lee sits in front of his computer in his office at UT AustinGraduate student Yongjin Lee has been awarded the Donald D. Harrington Dissertation Fellowship, the highest award that can be made to a continuing student at The University of Texas at Austin.

The fellowship will support Lee’s work in renewable energy to develop and identify high-performance thermoelectric (TE) materials with Professor Gyeong Hwang. TE energy conversion is a leading technology for turning waste heat, from things like intense industrial processes or automobile exhaust streams, into electrical energy. TE devices can be used for a variety of energy applications such as power sources for satellites and space probes and converting solar heat into energy.

The award includes a sizable stipend of $36,000 for a calendar year, plus full tuition, medical insurance, and a $2,000 travel and equipment stipend. Recipients are inducted into the Harrington Society where they have the opportunity to interact and share ideas with both Harrington Graduate and Harrington Faculty Fellows.

About the Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program

The Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellows Program was established by Sybil Harrington as a tribute to her late husband. She envisioned a program that would support gifted and ambitious young scholars at The University of Texas at Austin, at a level that would equal or exceed the levels of prestigious longstanding programs at other institutions around the world.

These talented students would, in turn, share their knowledge and success with future generations, perpetuating the legacy and memory of Don Harrington for all time. The University of Texas at Austin is privileged to be the home of this preeminent graduate research program. The Harrington Fellows Program is designed to attract outstanding master’s and doctoral candidates from around the world. Fellowships are awarded annually to the most highly qualified applicants or nominees.

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