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SPIE Professional July 2008

149 Receive SPIE Scholarships

The SPIE Scholarship Committee has selected 149 outstanding student members of SPIE to receive $262,000 in scholarships this year. The awards are based on a student's potential to contribute to the field of optics and photonics or a related discipline and reflect the Society's commitment to the next generation of optical scientists and engineers.

SPIE has distributed more than $2 million in individual scholarships to date.

2008 Top Scholarship Winners:

Nikolay Makarov, a PhD candidate at Montana State University in Bozeman and a founder of the SPIE Student Chapter at MSU, was awarded the SPIE D.J. Lovell Scholarship, the Society's most prestigious scholarship. SPIE sponsors the $11,000 award with contributions from Labsphere, Inc.

The second largest SPIE scholarship was awarded to Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, who is working on his PhD in optics at the University of Rochester. The $10,000 SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering is sponsored by SPIE.

The Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship was awarded to David Press, Stanford University. This 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, and in part by SPIE.

Ozan Cakmakci of the University of Central Florida was awarded the William H. Price Scholarship in Optical Engineering. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the field of optical design and engineering.

Peng Yu from the University of Texas at Austin and Eric Chin, University of California, Berkeley, were awarded the BACUS Photomask Scholarship. These two 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.

Other 2008 SPIE Scholarship Winners:

Abhishek Agrawal, Princeton Univ. (USA)
Sarmad Albanna, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (USA)
Alexander M. Alekseev, St. Petersburg State Univ. ITMO (Russia)
Leili Baghaei Rad, Stanford Univ. (USA)
Tatyana Bagmut, Institute of Radiophysics & Electronics (Ukraine)
Rekha Balasubramanian, National Institute of Technology/Tiruchirappalli (India)
Daniel Balonek, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Gregory Balonek, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Robert Balonek, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Daniel Bankman, Atholton High School (USA)
Corey A. Baron, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Steven J. Bartolac, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Noah Denis Bedard, Rice Univ. (USA)
Martin Bernier, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Nathan P. Bickel, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Lisset R. Bickford, Rice Univ. (USA)
Matthew B. Bouchard, Northeastern Univ. (USA)
Jason Edward Bressner, Tufts Univ. (USA)
Michael Buric, Univ. of Pittsburgh (USA)
Linyou Cao, Stanford Univ. (USA)
Alvaro Casas Bedoya, St. Andrews Univ. (UK)
Hsiang-Yu Chen, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (USA)
Weibin Chen, Univ. of Dayton (USA)
Thomas Chia, Yale Univ. (USA)
Golam Kibria Chowdhury, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Chris Heinz Clifford, Univ. of California/Berkeley (USA)
Michael S. Cordray, Rice Univ. (USA)
Maria Dienerowitz, Univ. of St. Andrews (UK)
Alexander W. Dillard, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (USA)
Gorpas Dimitris, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Tal Ellenbogen, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Wenke Feng, Peking Univ. (China)
Florian Fournier, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Ophir Gaathon, Columbia Univ. (USA)
Oleksii Galan, V. Karazin Kharkiv National Univ. (Ukraine)
Sergey O. Galetskiy, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Dennis Gardner, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (USA)
Christopher Gear, Thomas Jefferson High School (USA)
Sneha Ghosh, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Sourav Ghosh, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Michael Grisham, Colorado State Univ. (USA)
Christopher James Guido, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Amneet Gulati, Rice Univ. (India/United States)
Yun Han, Stevens Institute of Technology (USA)
Adam P. Harrison, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Matthew Hawkeye, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Scott Heinbuch, Colorado State Univ. (USA)
Raul Hernandez-Aranda, ITESM (Mexico)
Jorge Herrera Ramirez, Univ. Nacional de Colombia/Medellín (Colombia)
Ying Hu, Rice Univ. (USA)
Inna Ilina, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Olena Ivashyna, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (USA)
Zubin Jacob, Purdue Univ. (USA)
Amit Jain, Toshiba Stroke Research Ctr. (USA)
Minshan Jiang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Meizi Jiao, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Ksenija Kazachenko, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Dmytro Khomenkov, Nature Science Lyceum (Ukraine)
Joshua Jin Kim, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Katie Krause, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Krishna Kumar Krishnamurthy, National Institute of Technology/Tiruchirappalli (India)
Salilla Kulwirottama, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)
Nitish Kumar, Cochin Univ. of Science & Technology (India)
Ranjana Kumari, Mahadeo Singh College (India)
Hannah LaFleur, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (USA)
Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Kye-Sung Lee, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Christine Lee, Peddie High School (USA)
Shuyi Li, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Cristian Linte, Robarts Research Institute (Canada)
Yongmin Liu, Univ. of California/Berkeley (USA)
Wen Lo, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Kenneth Loh, Univ. of Michigan (USA)
Ariel Lutenberg, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Houssine Makhlouf, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Andrii Maksimov, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Sathish Malathi, Indian Institute of Science (India)
Adrian Mariampillai, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Ashok Prabhu Masilamani, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Scott Mitchell, Salina High School South (USA)
Lori Moore, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Jianwei Mu, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Vadim Mudriy, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Supraja Murali, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Pamela A. Muriello, Indiana Univ. School of Medicine (USA)
William Namestnik, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
Anh Nguyen, Thomas Jefferson High School (USA)
Odundo Simon Ochieng', St. Petersburg State Univ. of Aerocosmic Instrumentation (Russia)
Thomas D. O'Sullivan, Stanford Univ. (USA)
Tuncay Ozel, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
Pichaya Pattanasattayavong, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (USA)
Patrick M. Pilarski, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Chanachai Poosri, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)
Richard Querel, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Iegor Rafalovskyi, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Ravi Raushan, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute (India)
Nikita Reznik, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Gleb V. Romanov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)
Kelsey Robach, Rice Univ. (USA)
Brian G. Saar, Harvard Univ. (USA)
Reza Saeidpourazar, Clemson Univ. (USA)
Alessandro Salandrino, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Daniel Santavicca, Yale Univ. (USA)
Oleksandr Savchyn, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Ryan Scholl, Manhattan College (USA)
Michelle Scholl, Arizona State Univ. (USA)
Matthew B. Schwab, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Katie M. Schwertz, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Gonzalo Hernán Sendra, Univ. of Mar del Plata (Argentina)
Eugene M. Sholohov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)
Katia Shtyrkova, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Leonid A. Sidorenkov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)
Meghna Singh, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Dan Sirbu, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Giorgia Sironi, Univ. degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy)
Alexander Sivak, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)
Erik Sorensen, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Volker Sorger, Univ. of California/Berkeley (USA)
Katrina Stearns, Mt. Dora High School (USA)
Huda Tanvir, The City Univ. (UK)
Philippe Tassin, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Amy V. Thompson, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Andriy Tomyn, Ivan Franko National Univ. of L'viv (Ukraine)
Richard Torres, Yale Univ. (USA)
Chris Twombly, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (USA)
Zachary Ward Ulissi, National Institutes of Health (USA)
Jaron Van Dijken, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Fartash Vasefi, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Maxim Volinsky, St.-Petersburg State Univ. ITMO Russia)
Evgeny Vorontsov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Chao Wang, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Yuan Wang, Univ. of California/Berkeley (USA)
William C. Warger II, Northeastern Univ. (USA)
Withawat Withayachumnankul, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Wei Wu, Northwestern Univ. (USA)
Benjamin Wu, Duke Univ. (USA)
Elizaveta Yankovskaya, St.-Petersburg State Univ. ITMO (Russia)
Garam Yun, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Nadia Zatsepin, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Qiaohui Zhang, Clarkson Univ. (USA)
Hongping Zhao, Lehigh Univ. (USA)
Raúl Zimmerman, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)

For more information about how to apply for an SPIE scholarship, contact SPIE by e-mail or visit the Scholarships Web page. Applications and information are also available by writing to SPIE Scholarship Committee, PO Box 10, Bellingham, WA, 98227-0010, USA.


This article corrected and updated July 17, 2008.
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DOI: 10.1117/2.4200807.17

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