Sampson Lau is awarded the NDSEG fellowship from the Department of Defense
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. The award selection rate is about 5% for applicants in chemical engineering.
Sampson is a first-year PhD student in Professor Lynden Archer's group.
His research focuses on designing improved porous cathodes for high capacity lithium-air batteries. Prior to joining Cornell, he was an undergraduate at Cooper Union majoring in Chemical Engineering, and has done research in neuroscience and microfluidics.