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Student Profile: Adrian Yeung
Physics master's student in the Faculty of Science
My name is Adrian Yeung and I am a first-year Master's student working with Dr. Barbara Frisken on polymer membrane fuel cells. I was born in Vancouver, and thus I am a local. For my undergraduate Physics Honours degree at SFU as well, I worked on the analysis of the Higgs boson decaying to a pair of W bosons with Dr. Bernd Stelzer.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I chose to come to SFU because of the excellent research that the SFU physics department is involved in. In addition, the attitudes SFU encourages makes SFU a leader in community engagement.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
I would say that I am trying to understand the fundamental properties of nature and I seek to be able to explain why our world is the way it is.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I am enjoying the tight physics community at SFU. They are a vibrant diverse community of individuals that are all involved in exciting research in various areas.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.
I received the Special Grad Entrance Scholarship. The award has enabled me to pursue research without as much financial concerns as I otherwise would have had. Not having to work another part-time job in addition to teaching assistantships greatly increases the amount of time I can commit to performing research.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM/POSTDOC POSITION TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM OR POSTDOC POSITION?
While my program is not easy, it is quite rewarding - working with leading physicists in groundbreaking fields, learning about the universe and nature.