Eighteen young optics researchers have been awarded Newport and Spectra-Physics Research Excellence Travel Awards to attend SPIE Photonics West 24-29 January.
The awards are designed to provide funding for university students to present their research at one of two of the largest SPIE meetings. Any student who has an accepted paper for presentation at SPIE Photonics West or SPIE Optics+Photonics can apply through SPIE. Recipients are selected based on the quality of the original research described in the submitted paper(s) and financial need.
The 2009 award winners are:
- Ishan Barman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Maysamreza Chamanzar, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Yi-Chen Chuang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Clara Dimas, Lehigh University
- Qiaoqiang Gan, Lehigh University
- Matthew Keller, Vanderbilt University
- Mohammad Khan, Old Dominion University
- Lu Lu, Kent State University
- Gregory Michalak, Louisiana Tech University
- Daniel Muffoletto, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
- Priyaveena Puvanakrishnan, University of Texas at Austin
- Jinze Qiu, University of Texas at Austin
- Theresa Sands, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
- Jennifer Shum, Friedrich Miescher Institute
- Kelly Sry, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
- Tianyi Wang, University of Texas at Austin
- Mark Winkler, Harvard University
- Raiyan Zaman, University of Texas at Austin
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More information on the Newport Spectra-Physics Research Excellence Awards