Tasneem Receives Cadence’s Diversity in Technology Scholarship

Nujhat Tasneem, ECE Ph.D Candidate

Nujhat Tasneem, ECE Ph.D Candidate

Nujhat Tasneem has been selected to receive the 2022 Cadence’s Diversity in Technology Scholarship. Tasneem is a graduate research assistant in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and a member of the Khan Lab headed by Assistant Professor Asif Khan, a leading researcher in ferroelectric field effect transistors (FEFETs) and novel ferroelectric materials.

Cadence Design Syst­ems, Inc. produces software, hardware and silicon structures for designing integrated circuits, systems on chips (SoCs) and printed circuit boards. The company’s Diversity in Technology Scholarship supports underrepresented groups in their pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

According to Khan, Tasneem’s work provides one of the most detailed and earliest accounts of reliability physics aspects of ferroelectric field-effect transistors for non-volatile memory applications. Her recent research introduces a novel characterization method which provides an understanding of the transport and the status of the ferroelectric during the FEFET’s operation. This could pave ways for ferroelectric devices to make the electrical hardware platform sustainable for data-intensive computing, leading to wide range of novel, ultra-fast and efficient intelligent applications.

Cadence scholarship winners are selected based on their impressive academic achievements, leadership, and drive to shape the world of technology. The scholarship works to build a culture that embraces inclusivity as well as diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.

In addition to her Ph.D. research, Tasneem volunteers for IEEE Women in Engineering Society (WIE) and is currently a board member of the Atlanta chapter. She was an active member of the WIE Bangladesh chapter before coming to the United States as a graduate student. Tasneem is among few female students working in Georgia Tech's cleanrooms and hopes to increase female representation in the semiconductor industry through her research and extra-curricular activities.

All recipients of a Cadence scholarship are currently pursuing a technology-related degree, such as computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and electronic engineering, and came highly recommended by their professors and advisors.

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