Philip Tan Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

WNCG student Philip Tan has been selected as a Fellow of the National Science Foundation’s 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

GRFP recognizes outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The program supports these students in pursuing full-time research-based degrees through a five-year fellowship. A full list of this year's recipients can be found on the GRFP website.

Tan, a first-year bioECE Ph.D. student supervised by Prof. Nanshu Lu, works on noninvasive solutions to enhance medical processes.

“My research interests are to improve accessibility to medical diagnosis by making new methods and devices that are low-cost and unobstructive,” Tan stated. His current work is in developing electronic tattoos (e-tattoos) for the neck—the lightweight wearables measure cuffless blood pressure and other hemodynamic factors.

Regarding the fellowship, Tan remarked, “I feel really lucky. I hope to dedicate my Ph.D. and future research career towards developing new ways to monitor, diagnose, and treat the human body!”