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Tzeno Galchev’s work recognized by the President of Bulgaria

The award for which Galchev was nominated honors young scientists for their achievement in the field of computer engineering and information technology.| Short Read
IMAGE:  President of the Republic of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov and Tzeno Galchev in the Coat of Arms Hall. Sofia, Bulgaria. October 3, 2008

Graduate student Tzeno Galchev was awarded a special certificate by the president of Bulgaria after being nominated for the John Atanasoff award. The award went to Prof. Petar Petrov. The John Atanasoff award is given annually to young Bulgarian scientists under the age of thirty-six for significant achievement in the field of computer engineering and information technology.

The award is named after John Vincent Atanasoff who is a Bulgarian-American physicist and inventor of the Atanasoff-Berry computer, which was the first digital computing device, conceived in 1937.

Tzeno Galchev is a PhD Fellow in Electrical Engineering working with Professor Khalil Najafi. His research focuses on the development of micro power generators that scavenge kinetic energy from vibrations and convert it into electrical power. Mr. Galchev received BSE degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2004 and a MSE in Electrical Engineering in 2006, all from the University of Michigan.

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Jay Guo holds a sheet of flexible transparent conductor on the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering North Campus. The material sandwiches a thin layer of silver between two “dielectric” materials, aluminum oxide and zinc oxide, producing a conductive anti-reflection coating on the sheet of plastic.

Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Michigan Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective. | Medium Read