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Awards and Honors

Newport Corporation continues its support of students

Newport Corporation Student Travel Grants

Newport Corp.'s Jim Fisher (fourth from left) congratulates winners of the Newport Research Excellence Travel Awards at Tuesday's student networking luncheon. The program provides financial support for university students to attend the two largest SPIE meetings in order to present their research. SPIE President Glenn Boreman (fifth from left) was also on hand to show support.

 

PicoQuant Young Investigator Award

PicoQuant Young Investigator Award

The PicoQuant Young Investigator Award for BiOS Best Paper was presented to Biqin Dong (Northwestern Univ.) for "Spectroscopic photon localization microscopy: breaking the resolution limit of single molecule localization microscopy." Co-authors are Luay Matthew Almassalha, Ben Urban Jr., The-Quyen Nguyen, Northwestern Univ.; Satya Khuon, Teng-Leong Chew (Howard Hughes Medical Institute); Vadim Backman, Cheng Sun, and Hao F. Zhang, Northwestern Univ.

The award was presented by Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging X (10071) conference chairs Jörg Enderlein left, and Ingo Gregor (Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen), sf left, and Felix Koberling (PicoQuant GmbH) right.

 

The Pascal Rol Award

Pascal Rol Award

The Pascal Rol Award for Best Paper in Ophthalmic Technologies (10045) was presented to Furu Zhang (Indiana Univ.) for "Tracking dynamics of photoreceptor disc shedding with adaptive optics optical coherence tomography" Co-authors were Zhuolin Liu, Kazuhiro Kurokawa, Omer Kocaoglu, and Donald Miller (Indiana Univ.)

The award was presented by conference chair Arthur Ho (Brien Holden Vision Institute), left, and session chair Karen Joos (Vanderbilt Univ.).

 

JenLab Young Investigator Award

JenLab Young Investigator Award

The JenLab Young Investigator Award for Best Paper was presented to Tianyu Wang (Cornell Univ.) (right) for "In vivo three-photon activity imaging of GCaMP6-labeled neurons in deep cortex and the hippocampus of the mouse brain." Other authors include Dimitre Ouzounov, Mengran Wang, Danielle Feng, Jean Cruz-Hernandez, Nozomi Nishimura, and Chris Xu (Cornell Univ); and Jacob Reimer, and Andreas Tolias, Baylor College of Medicine.

Second place was awarded to Maria Lukina (left) for "In vivo metabolic imaging of mouse tumor models in response to chemotherapy."

The awards was presented by Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences conference chair Karsten König (Univ. des Saarlandes).

 

The Multiphoton Microscopy in Biomedical Sciences Student Poster Session Competition Awards

The Multiphoton Microscopy in Biomedical Sciences Student Poster Session Competition Awards

The Student Poster Session Competition awards were presented during the Multiphoton Microscopy in Biomedical Sciences conference to Chenyang Wang (10069-69), Alexei Kazarine (10069-84), Fanny Poulon (10069-94), and Michael Young (10069-97).

The awards were presented by conference chairs Peter So (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Ammasi Periasamy (Univ. of Virginia), Karsten König (Univ. des Saarlandes), and Xiaoliang Xie (Harvard Univ.).

The conference chairs wish to thank the following award sponsors: Becker & Hickl GmbH, Carl Zeiss, Chroma Technology Corp., Coherent Inc., Semrock Inc., ISS, Inc., Leica Microsystems, Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Company, and Applied Scientific Instrumentation.

 

Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award

Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award

The Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award was presented to Lauren Field (US Naval Research Lab) for "Semiconductor quantum dots as Förster resonance energy transfer donors for intracellularly-based biosensors" 10078-26. Co-authors include Scott Walper (U.S. Naval Research Lab); Kimihiro Susumu, and Eunkeu Oh (Sotera Defense Solutions Inc.); and Igor Medintz, and James Delehanty (U.S. Naval Research Lab.)

The award was presented by Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications chairs Marek Osiński (The Univ. of New Mexico), left, Wolfgang Parak (Phillips-Univ. Marburg), second from left, and Ocean Optics' Alan Wells (right).

 

Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems Best Student Paper Award

Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems Best Student Paper Award

The best student paper award in the Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems conference was awarded to Ata Dolatmoradi (Florida International University) for "Thermally-assisted acoustophoresis as a new stiffness-based separation method" (10061-39), co-authored by Bilal El-Zahab (Florida International University).

The award was presented by conference chairs Holger Becker (Microfluidic ChipShop), left, and Bonnie Gray (Simon Fraser University).

 

Optical Communications Best Student Paper Awards

Optical Communications Best Student Paper Award

The Optical Communications Best Student Paper Award was presented to Lalitha Pakala (Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg and Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm), second from right, for "Evaluation of correlated digital back propagation and extended Kalman filtering for non-linear mitigation in PM-16-QAM WDM systems" (10130-19). Co-author is Bernhard Schmauss (Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg).

Optical Communications Best Student Paper Award

The Best Student Paper Award was also presented to Yi Weng (Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette) for "Rigorous study of low-complexity adaptive space-time blockcoded MIMO receivers in high-speed mode-multiplexed fiber-optic transmission links using few-mode fibers" (10130-16). Co-authors include Xuan He (Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette); Junyi Wang (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.); and Zhongqi Pan (Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette).

The awards were presented by Ming-Jun Li (Corning Inc.), left, session chair Atul Srivastava (NEL America Inc.), second from left, and conference chair Guifang Li (CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida). The awards were made possible by the generous sponsorship of Corning, Inc. and NTT Electronics Corp. 

 

Prizmatix Young Investigator Awards

Two $500 Young Investigator Awards sponosred by Pirzmatix Ltd. were awarded in the conference on Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications on Wednesday afternoon. On hand to present the award were conference chair Dror Fixler of Bar-Ilan University (far left, below), Assaf Deutsch of Prizmatix Ltd. (second from right), and BiOS symposium chair James Fujimoto of MIT (far right).

Prizmatix Young Investigator Olga Bibikova

Olga Bibikova (University of Oulu, art Photonics GmbH, and Universität Ulm), second from left, was recognized for her paper on "Plasmonic nanostars as signal enhancers for optical imaging and surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopy (SEVS)" (10077-17).  Co-authors are Julian Haas, Angela Lopez-Lorente, and Boris Mizaikoff (Universität Ulm); Alexey Popov, and Alexander Bykov, University of Oulu and ITMO University; Matti Kinnunen, University of Oulu; Valery Tuchin, N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov National Research State University, National Research Tomsk State University, and Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control RAS; and Igor Meglinski, University of Oulu, Interdisciplinary Lab. of Biophotonics, National Research Tomsk State University, and ITMO University.

Prizmatix Young Investigator Alec Cheney

Alec Cheney (University at Buffalo), second from left, was recognized for his paper on "Plasmoelectronic sensor for real-time on-chip wavelength selective biosensing" (10077-73), co-authored by Borui Chen, Tim Thomay, and Alexander Cartwright (University at Buffalo).

 

VECSELs Best Student Paper Award

VECSELs Best Student Paper Award

The best student paper award in the Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) conference was presented to Theo Chen Sverre (Univ. of Southampton) for "Mode-locked VECSEL SESAM with intracavity antenna for terahertz emission" (10087-23). Co-authors include Andrew Turnbull, Paul Gow, Elena Mavrona, Christopher Head, Anne Tropper, and Vasilis Apostolopoulos (Univ. of Southampton)

The award was presented by conference chair Michael Jetter (Univ. Stuttgart).

 

3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing Best Paper Award

3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing Best Paper Award

The award for best student paper in the 3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing conference was awarded to Katja Schlichting (Univ. of Applied Sciences Aalen) for "Additive Manufacturing of Tunable Lenses" (10101-42). Co-authors include Tobias Novak, and Andreas Heinrich (Univ. of Applied Sciences Aalen).

The award was presented by 3D Printing Symposium Chair Henry Helvajian (The Aerospace Corp.)

 

Best Student Paper Award in the Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics

Best Student Paper Award in the Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics

The Best Student Paper Award in the Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics conference was presented to two people this year:

Felix Passmann (Technische Univ Dortmund), left, for "Enhanced spin-polarization lifetimes in a two-dimensional electron gas in a gate-controlled GaAs quantum well" (10102-13). Co-authors include Sergiu Anghel, (Technische Univ. Dortmund), Akshay Singh, (The Univ. of Texas at Austin), Hikaru Iwata, John Moore, and Go Yusa, (Tohoku Univ.); and Xiaoqin Li (The Univ. of Texas at Austin).

Janine Keller (ETH Zürich), right, for "Spectroscopy with ultra-strong coupling of THz metasurfaces to spin-split heavy-hole cyclotron resonances in strained Ge quantum wells." Co-authors include Giacomo Scalari, Curdin Maissen, Gian Lorenzo, and Paravicini Bagliani, (ETH Zürich); Johannes Haase (Paul Scherrer Institut); Michele Failla, Maksym Myronov, David Leadley, James Lloyd-Hughes (Univ. of Warwick); and Jérôme Faist (ETH Zürich).

The award was presented by conference chair Markus Betz (Technische Univ. Dortmund).

 

Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics Best Student Paper Award

The best student paper award in the Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics conference was presented to Henry Oliver Ware (Northwestern Universiity) for "Process development for high-resolution 3D-printing of bioresorbable vascular stents" (10115-25). Co-authors are Adam Farsheed, Robert Van Lith, Evan Baker, Guillermo Ameer, and Cheng Sun (Northwestern University).

The award was sponsored by Nanoscribe GmbH and presented by conference chair Georg von Freymann (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern).

 

Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics Best Paper Award

Georg von Freymann, Emely Marie Harnisch

The best paper award in the Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics conference was presented to Emely Marie Harnisch (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT) for "Two-photon polymerization as a structuring technology in production: Future or fiction?" (10115-28), co-authored by Robert Schmitt (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and RWTH Aachen University).

The award was sponsored by Nanoscribe GmbH and presented by conference chair Georg von Freymann (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern).

 

MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems Best Student Paper Award

The best student paper award in the MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems conference was presented to Pengpeng Zhao (University of Freiburg) for "A miniaturized adaptive-focus camera objective employing a gravity-immune liquid-tunable aspherical lens" (10116-11). Co-authors include Cağlar Ataman and Hans Zappe (University of Freiburg).

The award was sponsored by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and presented by conference chairs Wibool Piyawattanametha (King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) and Yong-Hwa Park (KAIST).

 

MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems Best Paper Award

Wibool Piyawattanametha, Jungmok Bae, Yong-Hwa Park

The best paper award in the MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems conference was presented to Jungmok Bae (SAIT) for " A miniaturized near infrared spectrometer for non-invasive sensing of bio-markers as a wearable healthcare solution" (10116-19). Co-authors include Vladislav Druzhin (SAIT-Russia and Bauman Moscow State Technical University); Alexey Anikanov, Sergey Afanasyev, Alexey Shchekin, Anton Medvedev, and Alexander Morozov (SAIT-Russia); and Dongho Kim, Sang Kyu Kim, Hyunseok Moon, Hyeongseok Jang, Jaewook Shim, and Jongae Park (SAIT).

The award was sponsored by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and presented by conference chairs Wibool Piyawattanametha (King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) and Yong-Hwa Park (KAIST).

 

Seno Medical Best Paper Award

Seno Medical Best Paper Award

The Seno Medical Best Paper Award in the Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing conference was presented to Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh (Univ. Twente) for "Reflection-artifact-free photoacoustic imaging using PAFUSion (photoacoustic-guided focused ultrasound)" (10064-15). Co-authors include Michael Jaeger, and Martin Frenz (Univ. Bern); and Wiendelt Steenbergen (Univ. Twente).

The award was presented by conference chairs Lihong Wang (Washington Univ. in St. Louis), Wiendelt Steenbergen (Univ. Twente), Alexander Oraevsky (TomoWave Laboratories, Inc.), and Bryan Clingman with Seno Medical Instruments.

 

Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications Best Student Paper Award

Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications Best Student Paper Award

The Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications Best Student Paper Award was presented to Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus (ETH Zürich) for High-sensitivity intensity correlation measurements for photon statistics at terahertz frequencies" (10123-38). Co-authors include Giacomo Scalari (ETH Zürich); Delwin Elder, and Larry Dalton (Univ. of Washington); and Jérôme Faist (ETH Zürich).

The runner up was Lewis Fleming (Univ. of the West of Scotland) for "One-dimensional photonic crystals for eliminating cross-talk in mid-IR photonics-based respiratory gas sensing" (10103-42). Co-authors include Des Gibson (Univ. of the West of Scotland and Gas Sensing Solutions); and Shigeng Song, David Hutson, and Stuart Reid (Univ. of the West of Scotland)

The awards were presented by conference chair Tianxin Yang (Tianjin Univ.), left, and award sponsor HÜBNER GmbH's Thorsten Sprenger.

 

Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications Best Student Paper Award

Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications Best Student Paper Award

The Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications Best Student Paper Award was presented to Kevin Joseph for "Femtosecond laser direct-write of optofluidics in polymer-coated optical fiber" (10094-40). Co-authors include Moez Haque, Stephen Ho, Stewart Aitchison, and Peter Herman (Univ. of Toronto).

The awards were presented by conference chairs Michel Meunier (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréa), left, and Roberto Osellame (CNR-Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie), right.

 

Fiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems Best Student Paper Award

Fiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems Best Student Paper Award

The Fiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems Best Student Paper Award was awarded to Matthew Majewski (Macquarie Univ.), not pictured, for "Recent progress in 3 micron class dysprosium-doped fluoride fiber lasers" (10083-42). Co-author was Stuart Jackson (Macquarie Univ.).

Second place was awarded to Michael Müller (Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena), right, for "12 mJ pulse energy 8-channel divided-pulse ultrafast fiber laser system" (10083-1).

Third place was awarded to Thomas Gottschall, left, for "All-fiber optical parametric oscillator for bio-medical imaging applications" (10083-49).

The awards were presented by conference chair Craig Robin (Lockheed Martin Aculight).

 


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