John Bardeen Memorial Graduate Research Award

Established 2000

John Bardeen

The John Bardeen Memorial Graduate Research Award was established to honor the memory of Dr. John Bardeen and his outstanding contribution to Electrical Engineering and the development of electronic devices. The award of $2000 is to be made annually to a doctoral student who has demonstrated excellence in research in electronic devices.


The awardees are selected using the following criteria:
• The award recipient shall be enrolled in the PhD program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
• The award recipient shall have successfully passed his or her qualifying examination; and
• The award recipient shall demonstrate excellence in research in the area of Electronic Devices.


The online application forms will be advertised on My.ECE. A complete application should consist of the student’s resume, his/her list of publications, and 2 letters of recommendation (one from the research adviser) which should be emailed to Pascal Youakim (


All applications for the Award will be judged by the ECE Graduate Fellowship Committee based on the above criteria.

Past Recipients of the Award:

Year Recipient
2017 Zihe Gao
2016 Yi Song
2015 Wen Huang
2014 Feng Xiong
2013 Fei Tan
2012 Joshua Wood
2011 David Estrada
2010 Adam James
2009 William Snodgrass
2008 Han Wui Then
2007 Noureddine Tayebi
2006 Shu-Wei Chang
2005 Zhenhua Zhang
2004 Walid M. Hafez