Fellowships & Awards


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)

The GRFP is NSF's flagship award for distinguished graduate students. This award was based on a proposal for novel way of integrating memory and processing onto a single chip.

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Fello

DAAD is Germany government funded organization devoted to international study and co-operation between Germany and students from other countries. Jon worked at the University of Bremen's Institute for Solid State Physics

Irwin Jacobs Family Fellow

The Irwin Jacobs Family Fellowship recognizes competitive graduate students in engineering. Irwin Jacobs is a Cornell graduate and the founder of Qualcomm


2018 to 2022

  • Young Researcher Paper Award, International Workshop on Gallium Oxide 2022

  • Best Student Presentation Award, Electronic Materials Conference (EMC)

  • Journal Cover, Applied Physics Letters

  • 3x, Editor’s Pick, Applied Physics Letters

  • Featured Article, Applied Physics Letters Materials

  • Sigma Xi – scientific research honors society, joined by invitation

  • Forbes Under 30 Scholar

Before 2018

  • Department of Defense SMART Fellowship (declined)

  • 2x, Department of the Air Force Division Quarterly Award Technical (Team) Achievement

  • W. Bruce Johnson Memorial Award – awarded to outstanding senior project in applied physics

  • SOURCE Fellowship – $6,000 internal undergraduate research grant

  • Graduated Cum Laude

  • Undergraduate Dean’s List: GPA > 3.75 (3 semesters)