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OPTO 2016 Best Paper Awards

Best Student Paper Award
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XX (Conf. 9746)

For Conference 9746: A generous sponsorship of Spectra Physics allows us to award one or two presentations with a Best Student Paper Award. All contributed papers of  conference 9746 given by a young scientist (PhD student or postdoc within the first two years after graduation) are eligible for the award. Note that this award is for contributed papers only. Invited papers and contributions to other symposia do not qualify. To facilitate handing out the award during the meeting, applications will be collected prior to the meeting. To be considered for the award, applicants have to submit the slides of their presentation (Powerpoint or PDF document). It would be helpful to provide additional information about the scientific content of the presentation. Such information can comprise published or accepted papers related to the presented work or the proceedings article for the conference. Please also indicate the date of graduation if you have already completed your PhD. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 January 2016. The presentation and the supplementary material should be sent via email to the conference chair Markus Betz at markus.betz@tu-dortmund.de (please include your SPIE paper number).

Award Sponsor:

Spectra Physics Logo


Best Student Paper Award
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Sub-Millimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX (Conf. 9747)

For Conference 9747: A generous sponsorship of HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG allows us to award one or two presentations with a Best Student Paper Award. All papers of  conference 9747 written and presented by a student (BS, MS, PhD) qualify for this award. To facilitate handing out the award during the meeting, applications will be collected prior to the meeting. To be considered for this prestigious award, applicants must submit the slides of their presentation (Powerpoint or PDF document), and full-length technical manuscript (6-pages minimum). Please also indicate your education level and expected date of graduation. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 January 2016. The presentation and full-length manuscript should be sent via email to the conference chair Larry Sadwick at sadwick@innosystech.com (please include your SPIE paper number).

Award Sponsor:

HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG Logo


Late-Breaking Results and Awards for Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XIII (Conf. 9755)

For Conference 9755: SPIE announces the continuation of the Awards for Breakthroughs in Human-Centered Research. The awards will recognize the scientific contributions of the best student(s) who present the most notable recent discoveries with broad impact to benefit our understanding of the human body, its diagnosis, or its medical treatment, in the fields of biosensing, spectroscopy, nanomedicine, and related fields. Accepted presentations will be given at the Late-Breaking Results session on Tuesday 16 February 2016 from 7:30-9:00pm and the winner(s) will be announced at the end of the session and awarded a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize. Submission Deadline for participation in this session is 21 December 2015. To apply for participation, send a presentation title and 2-page abstract to Matthew Novak at mattn@spie.org.


Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics (Conf. OE118)

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize, sponsored by Nanoscribe GmbH, will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in this conference. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Paper Award, you must:

  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 20 January 2016
  • present your paper as scheduled.
  • To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, you must:
  • be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • submit your abstract online, and select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 20 January 2016
  • present your paper as scheduled.

Nominations
All submitted papers will be eligible for the awards if they meet the above criteria.

Award Sponsor:

Nanoscribe GmbH logo


Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems (Conf. OE119)

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize, sponsored by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Paper Award, you must:

  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 20 January 2016
  • present your paper as scheduled.

To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, you must:

  • be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • submit your abstract online, and select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 20 January 2016
  • present your paper as scheduled.

 

Award Sponsor:

Samsung SAIT logo


Best Paper Awards and Travel Support Award
Complex Light and Optical Forces X (Conf. 9764)

We are pleased to announce three awards to participants of the Complex Light and Optical Forces X conference, sponsored by the committee of the ICOAM 2015 event. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee made up from Chairs of ICOAM 2015 and Complex Light and Forces during the oral and poster presentations. The winners will be announced after the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a $400 (USD) cash prize and certificate.

To be eligible for the 1) Best Oral or 2) Best Poster, Presentation Awards, you must:

  • be a junior scientist (masters or PhD student, or post doc with < 3 years)
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 1 February 2016
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • submit a short statement confirming your eligibility, intent to apply, and a description about how the conference will impact your research.

To be eligible for the Travel Award, you must:

  • be a junior scientist (masters or PhD student, or post doc with < 3 years)
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 1 February 2016
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • submit a 250-word statement of need
  • submit a 1-page describing your research and bio (please include your SPIE Paper Number).

Applicants must email a short statement confirming eligibility, intent to apply, plus additional required materials, to Prof. David Andrews at d.l.andrews@uea.ac.uk by 1 February 2016.

 

Award Sponsor:

ICOAM 2015 logo

Important Dates

Author Notification
26 September 2016

OPTO Manuscripts Due (all conferences except OE114, OE131, OE132, OE133, and OE134)
5 January 2017

OPTO Manuscripts Due for On-Site Proceedings (conferences OE114, OE131, OE132, OE133, and OE134 only)
21 November 2016


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