Recipients

William Serrano

William Serrano bio imageWilliam Serrano
2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention


William Serrano, originally from Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, is a proud recipient of the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention. This award afforded him the opportunity to propose research based on organic electronics, in which organic polymers that are conductive and semiconductives are used to form nanofibers using the electrospinning technique. This nanofibers can have diameters down to 100nm and can be used to fabricate diodes, transistors, sensors and even solar cell technology to mention some of its advances.

He says USF provided him with the necessary tools to for this award, and attributes his success to perseverance and mentorship throughout the research process.

William is confident this award will help him achieve future research goals. "In the near future, I plan to perform decisive experiments on organic electronics at Brookheaven Labs (US), Instituto Italiano de Technologia and Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials in Italia as well as in the National University of Singapore," he says.

Congratulations to William on winning the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention!

Interested in graduate research fellowship opportunities? Please contact Dr. Sayandeb Basu: sayandeb@honors.usf.edu.