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SPIE Professional July 2007

SPIE 2007 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

In 2007 SPIE will award $292,500 in scholarships and grants to 136 outstanding individuals and 23 educational institutions, based on their potential for long-range contribution to optics and photonics or a related discipline. Award-winning applicants were evaluated and selected by the SPIE Scholarship Committee and approved in April by the SPIE Board of Directors’ Executive Committee.

To date, SPIE has distributed more than $3 million in individual scholarships and institutional grants. Through 2007, a total of 1019 scholarships to students and 355 grants to educational institutions have been awarded across 84 countries. This ambitious effort reflects the Society’s commitment to education and to the next generation of optical scientists and engineers around the world.

2007 Top Scholarship Winners

Recipients of SPIE scholarships named in honor of meritorious individuals or programs are:

D. J. Lovell Scholarship: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Univ. of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT). The $11,000 D. J. Lovell Scholarship is the Society’s most prestigious scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by SPIE with contributions from Labsphere Inc.

The second largest scholarship given by SPIE, the $10,000 SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering, was awarded to Beau A. Standish, Univ. of Toronto (Canada).

Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship: Carlos López-Mariscal, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico). The $4000 Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship is awarded in recognition of the student’s scholarly achievement in laser technology, engineering, or applications. Funds are provided in part by a gift from the former Forum for Military Applications of Directed Energy (F-MADE), and in part by SPIE.

William H. Price Scholarship in Optical Engineering: Garam Yun, Univ. of Arizona (Tucson, AZ). The $3000 William H. Price Scholarship in Optical Engineering was established in 1985 to honor Bill Price, a well-respected member of the SPIE technical community. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the field of optical design and engineering.

BACUS Photomask Scholarship: Two BACUS Photomask Scholarships were awarded this year. Chris Clifford, Univ. of California, Berkeley, was awarded $2500, and $2000 was awarded to Nikolay Makarov, Montana State Univ. (Bozeman, MT). The BACUS Photomask Scholarships are awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of microlithography with an emphasis on optical tooling and/or semiconductor manufacturing technologies. This scholarship is sponsored by BACUS, SPIE’s Photomask International Technical Group.

More 2007 SPIE Scholarship Recipients

Abhishek Agrawal, Princeton Univ.

Servando Lopez Aguayo, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico)

Andres Aguirre, Univ. of Connecticut

Ogaga Akoroda, Illinois Wesleyan Univ.

Alexander Alekseev, St. Petersburg State Univ. of ITMO (Russia)

David Alessi, Colorado State Univ.

Christopher Alexander, Illinois Wesleyan Univ.

Koray Aydin, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)

Miguel Bandres, California Institute of Technology

Corey Baron, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Sam Bennett-Williams, Linn State Technical College

Bahir Besta, Reynoldsburg High School

Basanta Bhaduri, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)

Nathan Bickel, Univ. of Central Florida

Lissett Bickford, Rice Univ.

Bartosz Bilski, Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)

Matthew Bouchard, Northeastern Univ.

Fernando Brizuela, Colorado State Univ.

William Brohinsky, Three Rivers Community College

Daniel Burnham, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Elizaveta Buyanovskaya, St. Petersburg State Univ. of ITMO (Russia)

Harsh Chaturvedi, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

Kenneth Chau, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Debbie Chen, Tufts Univ.

Amit Choubey, Dr. MGR Educational & Research Institute (India)

Przemyslaw Czapski, Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)

Mariusz Dazinski, Univ. Mikolaja Kopernika (Poland)

Alexander Dormidonov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

Alexander Dorofeenko, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology (Russia)

Yaroslav Dudin, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)

Mehmet Dundar, Koç Univ. (Turkey)

Nicholas Durr, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Shane Eaton, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

John-Mark Edmonds, H.H. Ellis Technical High School

Ardavan Farjadpour, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dominic Faucher, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Konstantin Galkin, Institute for Automation & Control Processes (Russia)

Joshua Garcia, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

Zhibing Ge, Univ. of Central Florida

Michael Gleeson, National Univ. of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)

Gilad Goldfarb, Univ. of Central Florida

Dathon Golish, The Univ. of Arizona

Marina Gontsova, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)

Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Univ. of Rochester

Amneet Gulati, Rice Univ.

John Healy, National Univ. of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)

Raúl Hernández-Aranda, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico)

Anastacia Hvisc, The Univ. of Arizona

Yana Izdebskaya, Vernadskiy Tavricheskiy National Univ. (Ukraine)

Sergio Johnson, The Univ. of Arizona

Roman Khakimov, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)

Pavel Kharsky, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Joshua Kim, The Univ. of Arizona

Anika Kinkhabwala, Stanford Univ.

Vikram Kohli, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Vrushali Korde, The Univ. of Arizona

Alexander Korobtsov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Line Francine Kouecheu, Univ. of Toledo

Keri Kuhn, Brighton High School

Huy Quoc Lam, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Dianne Lancia, Univ. of Rochester

Nastassja Lewinski, Rice Univ.

Fenghua Li, Kent State Univ.

Nola Li, Georgia Institute of Technology

Angelika Luchenko, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)

Ariel Lutenberg, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Aleksander Maksimyak, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)

Jason Manuel, Illinois Wesleyan Univ.

Brian Miller, The Univ. of Arizona

Olga Mohnatyeva, St. Petersburg State Univ. of ITMO (Russia)

David Monaghan, National Univ. of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)

Rajib Mondal, Bowling Green State Univ.

John McCloy, The Univ. of Arizona

John McMurdy, Brown Univ.

Xiangyi Nie, Univ. of Central Florida

Anna Pakula, Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)

Anna Petrovskaya, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)

Oleg Pishnyak, Kent State Univ.

Gretel Png, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)

Artur Podhorodecki, Politechnika Wroclawska (Poland)

Wojtek Poppe, Univ. of California, Berkeley

David Press, Stanford Univ.

Alexander Radnaev, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)

Ravi Raushan, Dr. MGR Educational & Research Institute (India)

Brendan Reagan, Colorado State Univ.

Jordan Rhodes, Elizabeth High School

Rebecca Rounds, Texas A&M Univ.

Valerij Rozouvan, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)

Siddharth Sampat, Monroe Community College

Franklin Savarimuthu, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (India)

Michelle Scholl, Arizona State Univ.

Matthew Schwab, The Univ. of Arizona

Rajesh Sekar, Johns Hopkins Univ.

Bohdan Senyuk, Kent State Univ.

Evgeniy Serebriannikov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

Kebin Shi, The Pennsylvania State Univ.

Katia Shtyrkova, The Univ. of Arizona

Leonid Sidorenkov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)

Jacqueline Siy, Univ. of Utah

Volker Sorger, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Specht, Warwick Valley High School

Ning Su, Univ. of Notre Dame

Mark Summers, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Anna Szkulmowska, Mikolaja Kopernika Univ. (Poland)

Philippe Tassin, Vrije Univ Brussel (Belgium)

Amy Thompson, Univ. of Central Florida

Yuriy Tomka, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)

Nicholas Trail, The Univ. of Arizona

Raisa Trubkok, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science

Ekaterina Tsygankova, St. Petersburg State Univ. of ITMO (Russia)

Paulino Vacas-Jacques, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)

Jaron VanDijken, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Cameron Veal, Univ. of Tasmania (Australia)

Yang Wang, Lehigh Univ.

Zhipeng Wang, The Univ. of Arizona

Nathan White, Univ. of Connecticut

Joshua Wiersma, The Univ. of Arizona

Joshua Windmiller, Univ. of California, San Diego

Scott Woltman, Brown Univ.

Tianxue Xiao, Dalian No. 24 High School (China)

Yinying Xiao-li, The Univ. of Arizona

Long Yan, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Sigang Yang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Rami Zewail, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Chun Zhan, The Pennsylvania State Univ.

Jun Zhang, The Univ. of Arizona

Ping Zhang, Univ. of Texas, Arlington

Jing Zhao, Northwestern Univ.

Ying Zhou, Univ. of Central Florida


2007 SPIE Grant Recipients

Ain Shams Univ. (Egypt)

Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ. (Russia)

Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)

Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

Institute of Modern Optics, San José State Univ.

Lowell Observatory

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)

National Univ. of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)

New England Board of Higher Education

Optics Institute of Southern California

Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)

Politechnika Wroclawska (Poland)

St. Petersburg State Polytechnical Univ. (Russia)

St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information, Technologies, Mechanics & Optics (Russia)

San José State Univ.

Saratov State Univ. (Russia)

Shahid Beheshti Univ. (Iran)

Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)

The Univ. of Arizona

Univ. of Technology, Sydney (Australia)

Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)


Apply for a 2008 Scholarship

For more information on how to apply for an SPIE 2008 Educational Scholarship or Grant in Optical Science and Engineering, visit SPIE.org/x1733.xml, or contact SPIE by e-mail: Scholarships@SPIE.org, or mail: SPIE Scholarship Committee, PO Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA.


New Early Career Award

A new award—the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award—will be given annually to an early career professional in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to any of the engineering or scientific fields of interests to SPIE. The award will be presented at an SPIE conference devoted to the early career professional’s field, and it will be awarded for the first time in 2008. Nominations for this new award are now being accepted.

For more information, please visit SPIE.org/x7066.xml or e-mail Awards@SPIE.org.


DOI: 10.1117/2.4200707.13

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