Meet EECS graduate student Lily Yu


EECS graduate student Lily Yu

Where are you from and where did you complete your undergraduate studies?

I am from Chongqing, China and I finished my udergraduate studies in department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China.

What is your research about and why are you excited about your project?

My research is about two-dimensional material-based novel devices and circuits. I am excited about my research since it is a promising way to overcome the short channel effect in Si based devices and can impact real life. That is different from Physics, what I learned in the undergraduate years. It is more related to industry and has direct application of my knowledge.

What do you like to do outside of research and academics?

I like playing volleyball and hiking when I have time. I am a member of the MIT Women Volleyball Club and MIT Outing Club. Working out makes me feel energetic and healthy. I also like getting together with my friends. We often cook, have dinner and chat together on the weekends. I am currently applying the social society officer in our department, Ashdown House. I hope I can serve the community and make everbody feel Ashdown is as warm as home.

What are your career goals and future plans?

I want to be a professor in University. I know it’s not easy and I will keep working on it. I like doing research and keeping finding something new, some method that works.

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