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Mechanical Engineering master's graduate, Thomas Poche’, selected as the University's Spring 2024 Outstanding Master's Graduate

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Spring 2024 Dean's Advisory Council Meeting

The College of Engineering’s Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) convened for their Spring 2024 meeting this past Friday,

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Mechanical Engineering Master's Graduate, Mr. Thomas Poche’, has been selected as the University's Spring 2024 Outstanding Master’s Graduate. Mr. Poche’ was also selected as the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Finalist for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

"Thomas’s dedication and contributions to innovations in materials engineering coupled with his publication record underscore his commitment to advancing semiconductor technologies,” said Dean Ahmed Khattab. “His expertise, honed through rigorous research, will be a valuable asset to the electronic manufacturing industry,” continued Khattab.

Graduate programs nominate an exceptional student for the title of Outstanding Master’s Graduate, considering criteria such as leadership, scholarship, service, and research.

Working with Dr. SeonHee Jang as a graduate researcher in the Multifunctional Materials and Devices Lab, Thomas’ research expertise focuses on materials engineering, particularly related to the synthesis and characterization of thin film materials utilized in manufacturing semiconductor devices.

He is the coauthor of a publication entitled Effect of dual sintering with laser irradiation and thermal treatment on printed copper nanoparticle patterns, lead author on two papers under review and revision and most recently a coauthor on a paper entitled A comparison study of single and dual sintering processes of metal nanoparticles printed on flexible substrates.

Thomas recently won first in the STEM poster category during the Research Showcase during the university’s Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Thomas intends to pursue his research interests while working at a leading semiconductor manufacturing company, where he will contribute to the development of upcoming generations of electronic devices.

The College of Engineering is very proud of Mr. Thomas Poche - Congratulations!

For more information on all the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Outstanding Master’s Graduate nominees click here→

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