Amit Lakhani Wins Senior Award for Scholarly Achievement

April 27, 2007
Amit Lakhani has excelled as a dual major student in electrical engineering and physics.  A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, he has served as vice president of the Economic Society and floor representative on the Carroll Hall Council.

Amit is a well-rounded individual with strong communications skills, an enthusiasm for marathons and rock climbing, and a passion for research.  Since 2004 he has worked as an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Thomas Pearl’s laboratory in the Department of Physics and spent last summer at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates program.  At the Sandia National Labs, he developed and characterized new nanostructures made out of porphyrin, an organic macrocycle.

As a member of Dr. Pearl’s research group, he helped design and assemble scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes.  He is first author on two papers, one published in the journal, Review of Scientific Instruments, and the other accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Amit plans to attend graduate school and wants to “develop faster, smaller, and more efficient electronics.”  For his insight and superior research skills, Amit richly deserves the Senior Award for Scholarly Achievement.