In recognition of achieving the highest academic standing at the graduate level, former electrical and computer engineering PhD student, Tejinder Singh, has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. The Governor General’s Academic Medal is one of the most prestigious awards a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The Gold Medal is awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level.
Tejinder received a PhD in electrical and computer engineering, under the supervision of Professor Raafat Mansour, from the University of Waterloo in 2020. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. He is also a Research Associate with the Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE), in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Waterloo.
Tejinder is a recipient of highly competitive and prestigious federal awards from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) including a postdoctoral fellowship from 2020 to 2022 and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from 2017 to 2020. He received the University of Waterloo's President’s Graduate Scholarship from 2017 to 2020, the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN) Nanofellowship from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018. He was awarded the Young Engineer Award from the European Microwave Association (EuMA) and Gallium Arsenide Applications Symposium GAAS Association in 2021 and the Brian L. Barge Microsystems Integration Award from Canada Microsystems (CMC) in a Canada-wide research competition.