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SPIE Photonics West 2015 award photos


SPIE Awards Committee honors long-time Member

H. Philip Stahl, Jim Breckinridge

SPIE Immediate Past President and Awards Committee member Philip Stahl presents a certificate of appreciation to SPIE Past President Jim Breckinridge for his years of service on the committee and as Chair of the George W. Goddard Award subcommittee.


SPIE BiOS Scholarships

PW15 BiOS scholarships

Seven students received SPIE scholarships at the BiOS student networking lunch with the experts: Taylor Cannon (Univ. of California, Riverside), Yu Gan (Columbia Univ.), Ugis Gertners (Univ of Latvia), Jeffrey Melzer (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey), Caetano Sabino (Univ. of Sao Paulo), Kang Wei (Ohio State Univ.), and Leah Wilk, (Vrije Univ. Amsterdam). The scholarships were presented by SPIE Immediate Past President Philip Stahl (fourth from right).


9374 Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VIII Best Paper Award

David Phillips and Stephen Kuebler

Session chair Stephen Kuebler (CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida), right, presented the Best Paper Award in the Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VIII conference to David Phillips (Univ. of Glasgow) for his paper titled "Fabricating microscopic tools: towards optically actuated micro-robotics" [9374-1]; co-authors Miles Padgett (Univ. of Glasgow), John Rarity and Mervyn Miles (Univ. of Bristol), and Stephen Simpson (ASCR, Institute of Scientific Instruments).


PicoQuant Young Investigator Award

Left-right: Rainer Erdmann, Evan Perillo, Dong Li, and Zygmunt Gryczynski

Left-right: Erdmann, Perillo, Li, Gryczynski

The PicoQuant Young Investigator Award for BiOS Best Paper was presented to Evan Perillo (Univ. of Texas, Austin), for "Single particle tracking through highly scattering media with multiplexed two-photon excitation" (9331-6); co-authors Yen-Liang Liu, Cong Liu, Hsin-Chih Yeh, and Andrew Dunn (Univ. of Texas, Austin): and to Dong Li (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), for "Extended resolution structured illumination imaging of dynamic process in living cells" (9331-26); co-authors Lin Shao and Eric Betzig (Howard Hughes Medical Institute). The award was presented by Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging conference chairs Rainer Erdmann (PicoQuant GmbH) and Zygmunt Gryczynski (Texas Christian Univ.).


Pascal Rol Award

Jean-Marie Perel, Francesco LaRocca

The Pascal Rol Award for Best Paper in Ophthalmic Technologies was presented to Francesco LaRocca (Duke Univ.) for "Ultra-compact switchable SLO/OCT handheld probe design" co-authors Derek Nankivil, Theodore DuBose, Sina Farsiu, and Joseph Izatt (Duke Univ.). The award was presented in the Ophthalmic Technologies XXV Conference by Ocular Tissue Characterization session chair Jean-Marie Parel (Ophthalmic Biophysics Ctr., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute).


Ophthalmic Technologies Foundation Award

L-R: Arthur Ho, Per Söderberg, Marilyn Gorsuch, Jean Marie Parel, and Fabrice Manns

Left to right: Ho, Söderberg, Gorsuch, Parel, Manns

Jean-Marie Parel (Ophthalmic Biophysics Ctr., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute) was recognized with the Ophthalmic Technologies Foundation Award during the 25th anniversary of the Ophthalmic Technologies Conference. SPIE Director of Technical Programs Marilyn Gorsuch and conference chairs Arthur Ho (Brien Holden Vision Institute), Per Söderberg, (Uppsala Univ.), and Fabrice Manns, (Univ. of Miami) presented the award.


9329 Student Poster Session Competition Award Presentation

Karsten König, Ammasi Periasamy, Alexander Corbett, Peter T. C. So

Left to right: König, Periasamy, Corbett, So

Four poster presentations were recognized with the Student Poster Session Competition Award in the Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XV Conference. Alexander Corbett (Univ. of Oxford) was on hand to pick up the award for "Imaging cardiomyocytes in intact tissue with a remote focusing microscope" (9329-114); co-authors Rebecca Burton, Gil Bub, and Tony Wilson (Univ. of Oxford). The other three winning poster presentations were "Interferometric second harmonic generation imaging of biological tissues" (9329-75), "Multi-photon laser scanning omnidirectional imaging with tunable frame rate" (9329-89), and "Monitoring metabolic enzyme activity in cells with fluorescence lifetime imaging of NAD(P)H" (9329-107). Awards were presented by conference chairs Karsten König, Ammasi Periasamy, and Peter So.


JenLab Young Investigator Award

Kirby Campbell, Karsten König, Yi Xue

Left to right: Campbell, König, Xue 

The JenLab Young Investigator Award for Best Paper was presented to Yi Xue (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for "FRAP (fluorescence recovery after photobleaching) imaging using SLM-controlled doughnut spots" (9329-76); co-authors Christopher Rowlands and Peter So (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Runner-up was Kirby Campbell for "Determination of the spectral dependence of reduced scattering and quantitative SHG imaging for detection of fibrillar changes in ovarian cancer" (9329-79); co-authors Paul Campagnola, and Karissa Tilbury (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison). The award was presented by Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences conference chair Karsten König (Univ. des Saarlandes).


Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award

Xing-Jie Lang, Marek Osiński, Wolfgang Parak, Amelie Heuer-Jungemann, David Creasey

The Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award for Best Paper was presented to Amelie Heuer-Jungemann (Univ. of Southampton) for "Programming nanoparticle assembly" (9338-12); co-author Antonios Kanaras (Univ. of Southampton). The award was presented by David Creasey with Ocean Optics, and Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications conference chairs Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-Univ. Marburg), Marek Osiński (Univ. of New Mexico), and Xing-Jie Liang (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology).


Seno Medical Best Paper and Poster Awards

Tom Miller, Xosé Luis Deán-Ben, Alexander Oraevsky

Left to right: Miller, Deán-Ben, Oraevsky

The Seno Medical Best Paper Award was presented to Steven Ford (Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH) for the paper "Cardiac function and perfusion dynamics measured on a beat-by-beat basis in the live mouse using ultra-fast 4D  optoacoustic imaging" [9323-65]. Authors also include Xosé Luis Deán-Ben (Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH), Daniel Razansky (Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH and Technische Univ. München). The award was presented by Senso Medical Instruments President Tom Miller, and Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing conference chair Alexander Oraevsky (TomoWave Laboratories, Inc.). Deán-Ben accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Steve Ford, Lei Li, Alexander Oraevsky

Left to right: Miller, Li, Oraevsky 

The Seno Medical Best Poster Award was presented to Joon-Mo Yang, Chiye Li, Bin Rao, Junjie Yao, Amos Danielli, Konstantin I. Maslov, and Lihong V. Wang, (Washington Univ. in St. Louis, USA) and Ruimin Chen, Qifa Zhou, and Koping Kirk Shung,(Univ. of Southern California, USA) for "Label-free optical-resolution photoacoustic endomicroscopy in vivo." Lei Li accepted the award on behalf of the team.

9361 Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics Best Student Paper Awards

Andrew Jones, Florian Wendler, Shawn Greig, Abdulhakem Elezzabi

Left to right: Jones, Wendler, Greig, Elezzabi

The Best Student Paper awards in the Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics conference (9361) was presented for two different papers.
Florian Wendler (Technische Univ. Berlin) for the paper "Efficient Auger scattering in Landau-quantized graphene" [9361-4]. Authors also include Martin Mittendorff, Stephan Winnerl, and Manfred Helm (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V).
Shawn Greig for the paper "Terahertz field acceleration, angular tuning, and kinetic energy tailoring of ultrashort electron pulses" [9361-29]. Other authors include Abdulhakem Elezzabi [Univ. of Alberta].
The award was presented by Andrew Jones (Femtolasers), and conference chair Abdulhakem Elezzabi (Univ. of Alberta), and is sponsored by Femtolasers, Inc.


9355 Coherent Ultrafast Lasers Best Student Paper Awards

Petra Paiè, Felix Zimmerman, Stefan Kalies

Left to right: Paiè, Zimmerman, Kalies

The Coherent Ultrafast Lasers Best Student Paper Award was presented to Felix Zimmerman (Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena), for the paper "Erasure and formation of femtosecond laser-induced nanostructures " [9355-39]. Other authors include Anton Plech (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie), Andreas Tünnermann, Stefan Nolte (Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena) and (Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik). Second place, Stefan Kalies; and third place, Petra Paiè.


9349 VECSELs Best Student Paper Award

Mircea Guina, Juan Chilla, Edward Shaw

Left to right: Guina, Shaw, Chilla

The 9349 VECSELs Best Student Paper Award was presented by Conference Chair Mircea Guina and Juan Chilla to Edward Shaw (University of Southampton) for the paper "Coherent spectral broadening and compression of the output of a mode-locked VECSEL [9349-26]. Other authors include Adrian Quarterman (Univ. of Dundee), Lucy Hooper and Peter Mosley (Univ. of Bath), and Keith Wilcox (Univ. of Dundee).


9350 Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XX Student Paper Awards

Conference Chair Stephan Roth (BLZ Bayerisches Laserzentrum GbmH) announced Student Best Paper Awards at the close of the week. The conference was cosponsored by Okamoto Optics and Plymouth Grating Laboratory.

LAMOM Award: Yasutaka Nakajima and Stephan Roth

Above with Roth, Yasutaka Nakajima, Keio University, won the oral paper award for "Fabrication of periodic metal nanowire grating and dotted structures on silica substrate by femtosecond laser irradiation," [9350-1], co-author Mitsuhiro Terakawa.

LAMOM Award: Matthias Domke and Stephan Roth

Above with Roth, Matthias Domke, FH Vorarlberg, won the poster paper award for "Controlling depth and periodicity of the hole formation at the bottom of laser-scribed trenches in silicon using fs-pulses," [9350-56], co-authors Bernadette Egle and Giovanni Piredda.


9344 Fiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications Best Paper Awards

Fiber Lasers Award: Marco Kienel, Christian Gaida, Arno Klenke

Confernce Chair Brandon Shaw (US Naval Research Lab) announced winners of Best Paper awards at the close of the week. Conference cosponsors were NKT Photonics and PolarOnyx.
From left to right, first- to third-place are:
Marco Kienel, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena and Helmholtz-Institute Jena, for "Experimental demonstration of multidimensional amplification of ultrashort pulses" [9344-44], co-authors Michael Mueller, Arno Klenke, Tino Eidam, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann
Christian Gaida, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena, for "Sub-700fs pulses at 152W average power from a Tm-doped fiber CPA system" [9344-55], co-authors Fabian Stutzki, Martin Gebhardt, Florian Jansen,  Andreas Wienke, Uwe Zeitner, Frank Fuchs, Cesar Jauregui-Misas, Dieter Wandt, Dietmar Kracht, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann
Arno Klenke, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena and Helmholtz Institute Jena, for "5.7mJ fiber-CPA system delivering 23.5 gW of peak power" [9344-45], co-authors Steffen Hädrich, Tino Eidam, Marco Kienel, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann.


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7-12 February 2015
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