Congrats to Jianwei (John) Miao for Receiving the 2021 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award from the Materials Research Society

April 19, 2021|Materials Research Society|

Congratulations to Jianwei (John) Miao for receiving the 2021 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award from the Materials Research Society for pioneering coherent diffractive imaging for a wide range of material systems and atomic electron tomography for determining atomic positions without assuming crystallinity.

Check out John’s MRS talk here.

Beyond Crystallography: Coherent Diffractive Imaging and Atomic Electron Tomography

Over the last century, crystallography has been fundamental to the development of many fields of science. However, many samples in materials science, physics, chemistry, nanoscience, geology, and biology are non-crystalline, and thus their 3D structures are not accessible by crystallography. Miao will present two methods that can go beyond crystallography: coherent diffractive imaging and atomic electron tomography. He will illustrate the basic principle and broad application of coherent diffractive imaging. He will also present atomic electron tomography for 3D structure determination of crystal defects and amorphous materials at the single atomic level.

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Congrats to Iona Binnie for Receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

March 23, 2021|The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program|

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

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Congrats to Franklin Dollar for Receiving the 2021 Tom Angell Fellowship Award for Outstanding Mentoring from UC Irvine

March 1, 2021|UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence|

Awarded annually at the Office of Inclusive Excellence’s Mentoring for Achievement and Excellence event, this fellowship is intended to honor Tom Angell’s contributions as the UCI Graduate Counselor to graduate student wellness and retention. Awards are open to graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars. Award recipients demonstrate outstanding mentorship by going above and beyond their normal duties to create new opportunities to mentor UCI students.

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Congrats to Laura Waller for Receiving the 2021 Optical Society (OSA) Adolph Lomb Medal

February 11, 2021|The Optical Society (OSA)|

Founded in 1916, OSA is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Laura is being honored specifically for important contributions to the advancement of computational microscopy and its applications.

Adolph Lomb was OSA’s treasurer from its founding until his death in 1932.  In recognition of his devotion to OSA and the advancement of optics, the Adolph Lomb Medal, established in 1940, is presented to a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to optics at an early career stage.

She joins an esteemed group of past recipients recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of optics and photonics.

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Congrats to Heather Lewandowski for Receiving the Boulder Faculty Excellence Award for AY 2020-2021

February 10, 2021|University of Colorado Boulder Faculty Assembly|

The BFA Excellence Awards specifically recognize outstanding work and a concerted effort to make advances in the academy.  This award recognizes the importance of teaching and mentoring students as significant components of faculty duties. Congratulations, Heather!

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Congrats to Mary Scott for Being a 2020 Women @ The Lab Honoree

February 10, 2021|Lawrence Berkeley National Lab|

The Berkeley Lab Women Scientists & Engineers Council has announced that Foundry Staff Mary Scott and Liana Klivansky are part of the 2020 cohort of Women @ The Lab 2020 honorees. Congratulations to the honorees for their meritorious professional contributions, leadership, mentorship, and outreach.

This celebration highlights Berkeley Lab women and their success stories – scientists, engineers, and operations staff who are working to change the world for the better. By promoting the achievements of these 15 brilliant women, we hope to continue to inspire a new generation of women to enter the STEM workforce, where their participation could lead to important breakthroughs.

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Congrats to Yuka Esashi for Receiving the 2021 Nick Cobb Memorial Scholarship

December 10, 2020|SPIE|

Yuka Esashi has been announced as the 2021 recipient of the $10,000 Nick Cobb Memorial Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business, for her potential contributions to the field related to advanced lithography.  Esashi is pursuing her PhD in physics at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Kapteyn-Murnane group. She is co-lead of a research team that is addressing much-needed advances in metrology techniques for the semiconductor industry, where techniques with high resolution, fidelity and sensitivity are needed. With her team, Esashi has developed phase-sensitive EUV imaging reflectometry, a novel technique which combines computational imaging with EUV reflectometry to measure depth-dependent chemical composition of semiconductor samples in a spatially-resolved and non-destructive manner. In her current research, she is planning on applying this technique to a wider range of next-generation structures and materials. Esashi received her BA in Physics from Reed College in 2017, and her MS in Physics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2019.

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Congrats to Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn for Being Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

December 10, 2020|National Academy of Inventors|

The NAI Fellows Program was established to highlight academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

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Congrats to Yuka Esashi for Being Selected as a Winner of the 2020 Colorado Photonics Industry Association (CPIA) Poster Contest

October 29, 2020|Colorado Photonics Industry Association|

Congratulations to Yuka Esashi for Being Selected as a Winner of the 2020 Colorado Photonics Industry Association (CPIA) Poster Contest. Yuka’s poster title is, “Phase-Sensitive EUV Imaging Reflectometer for Depth-Dependent Composition Determination.”

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