Hongyuan Zhang of the ECE Department has been awarded the 2007 North Carolina State University Graduate School Dissertation Award. This prestigious award is sponsored by the NC State Graduate School and is designed to reward outstanding scholarly research that has a positive impact on both the North Carolina economy and the quality of life for all its citizens. There is only one university-level Dissertation Award.
The award program was established in honor of the late Nancy G. Pollock, who served as Thesis Editor for the NC State Graduate School for over 30 years. During her long career in the Graduate School, Ms. Pollock reviewed over 18,000 theses and dissertations to ensure that they met the high standards set by the graduate faculty at NC State.
As the university-level winner, an award check in the amount of $1000 was presented to Zhang and he was recognized at the Annual North Carolina State University Fellowship Recognition Dinner.