Honoring the best
Three presenters tied for first place for the Active Photonic Materials VII Conference Best Student Paper Award. Conference Chairs Ganapathi Subramania (Sandia National Labs), left, and Stavroula Foteinopoulou (The Univ. of New Mexico), right, presented a certificate to Nathaniel Kinsey (Purdue Univ), center, for his paper, "Ultrafast dynamics of Al-doped zinc oxide under optical excitation" (9546-23).
Unable to attend were Zi Jing Wong (Univ of California, Berkeley) for the paper, "Single mode parity-time laser" (9546-35); and P. Duke Anderson (The Univ of Southern California) for the paper, "Improving emission in nanorod arrays using quasi-aperiodic inverse design" (9546-47).
Optics + Photonics Exhibition!
SPIE Member Reception
Student Chapter exhibit mixer
SPIE Fellows Luncheon
Welcome to San Diego!
Student Lunch with the Experts
Jim Fisher with Newport Corp. (far left) and Toyohiko Yatagai, SPIE President (far right), pose with Newport Research Excellence Travel Awards recipients.
SPIE Travel grant scholarship recipients
Popular plenary talks -- and the International Year of Light!
Optics Outreach Games!
1st Place: Washington State University Chapter for "Exploring Spectroscopy with Do-It-Yourself Spectrometers"
2nd Place: University of Warsaw Chapter for: "Water Droplet Microscope, Homemade Spectroscope"
3rd Place: Air Force Institute of Technology for: "Laser Propogation and Laser Burn Demostrations"
People's Choice: Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica for "Wavetastic"
Networking -- and more networking
Happy to be back in San Diego!
Developing leaders: SPIE Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
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