MIT
Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren

Dane awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Congrats to Andrew Dane, Graduate Research Assistant in the QNN group, was awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, class of 2014.  His research topic is “Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors for High-Data-Rate Deep-Space Optical Communication.”

The goal of NSTRF is to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future.   NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative, space-technology research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers and/or at nonprofit U.S. Research and Development (R&D) laboratories.  Awards are made in the form of training grants to accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, with the faculty advisor serving as the principal investigator.