MSE Graduate Student Receives $5,000 Grant from the Gerondelis Foundation

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Dr. Masahiko Matsubara, PostDoc, Alxandros-Andreas Kyrtsos (PhD candidate), and Professor Enrico Bellotti (MSE, ECE).
Dr. Masahiko Matsubara, PostDoc, Alxandros-Andreas Kyrtsos (PhD candidate), and Professor Enrico Bellotti (MSE, ECE).

Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsos, a second-year MSE PhD candidate, was selected to receive a $5,000 grant from the Gerondelis Foundation.  With this grant, Kyrtsos plans to continue his computational studies of point defects in GaN research with Professor Enrico Bellotti (MSE, ECE).

Kyrtsos earned his bachelor’s degree from the National Technical University of Athens, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Kyrtsos’s research is focused on computational studies of formation and migration energies of relevant defects for GaN and other III-nitride semiconductors including surface studies of these materials employing state of the art simulation codes.

The Gerondelis Foundation Inc. is a private foundation with offices in Lynn, Massachusetts. The organization makes grants for use by students from Greece who hold a Greek undergraduate degree and who have been accepted into a graduate degree or certificate granting program at an American university or other institution of higher learning. Recommendations are received from the educational organizations describing the qualifications of the applicant and the amount of the financial aid needed. The Foundation then makes grants based upon these recommendations directly to the educational organizations along with a letter or letters listing the student or students for whom financial aid is being granted.