Pui Best Dissertation Award Winner

Ruitao Su (PhD, ‘20) is the recipient of the inaugural Pui Best Dissertation Award. Professor David Pui created the award to recognize the time and effort required to pursue a doctorate of the highest caliber.

Su’s dissertation, “3D Printing Multifunctional Optoelectronic and Microfluidic Devices,” focused on solving fundamental problems in 3D printing of semiconducting and elastomeric materials. His advisor was ME Professor and Kuhrmeyer Family Chair Michael McAlpine.

“This award is significant to me in terms of both personal achievements and career development,” said Su. “The Pui Best Dissertation Award represents a recognition of my efforts while at UMN, and marks a commemorative milestone in my career development.”

Su finished his PhD in fall 2020 and is now a postdoc in the Computational Design and Fabrication Group at MIT.