My name is Nicole DiLello and I’m a third year graduate student here in EECS. I work in MTL for Prof. Judy Hoyt. My research currently focuses on fabricating germanium photodetectors that are used in integrated electronic-photonic systems. My project is part of a larger collaboration that has me interacting with optics experts, photolithography gurus, and even computer architecture students.
While at MIT, I’ve gotten pretty involved with departmental groups and organizations. I served for a year as co-president of the Graduate Women of Course 6 (the name should be self-explanatory). I’ve also been heavily involved with the EECS Graduate Students Association, first as orientation chair and then as the VP of Orientation and Student Life. I’ve organized all sorts of dinners, panels, and visit weekends in an attempt to make life at MIT a bit brighter for everyone involved. My latest extracurricular is, naturally, blogging about it all.
When not at MIT, I can be found playing softball, cooking, cheering for the Mets (the Red Sox have yet to convert me and I intend to keep it that way), or reading my way through a stack of recommended books. Boston is a great city to be in with tons of wonderful things going on. I try to take advantage of as much as possible.