Ava J. Tan is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences department at the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Professor Sayeef Salahuddin. Previously, she received her B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2016. Her current research focuses on the realization of ferroelectric hafnium oxide-based nonvolatile memories for novel computing schemes, which encompasses materials development/optimization, device processing, and electrical characterization. Ava is a recipient of the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship and the Lam Research Graduate Fellowship. She received the Best in Session award at TECHCON 2017, the Best Poster Award at the 2017 Lam Research Technical Symposium, and more recently the Best Student Paper Award at the 2019 VLSI-TSA Symposium.
Fun fact: Ava can be found in the gym weightlifting or testing new dessert recipes when she's not in the lab.