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Arvind Ravikumar and John Chang, both graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering, are the co-winners of the 2014 Newport Graduate Award in Photonics.

Arvind with Prof. Sturm (right)         John with Profs. Prucnal (left) and Sturm (right)

Arvind’s research, under the direction of Prof. Claire Gmachl, is on II-VI Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors (QWIP detectors)

Vince Poor presenting Callie Woods '14 with the Newport Award in
Photonics at the SEAS Class Day Ceremony (photo credit: Frank Wojciechowski)

Callie Woods, a senior from the Electrical Engineering department, is the recipient of the 2014 Newport Undergraduate Award in Photonics. Callie has been conducting senior thesis research during this academic year in the lab of Prof. Claire Gmachl, resulting in a thesis entitled “Advances in an In Vivo Noninvasive Glucose Sensing System: Us
On June 2, 2014, during the MSE Class Day, Nigel Brauser from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, and Tamara Pico from the Chemistry department, were awarded the Outstanding Leadership in Materials Award.

This award was created in 2009 to recognize a student or students who were particularly involved in the program at all levels including academics, research and leadership. This award is not necessarily given every year. But this year, we are pleased to have Nigel and Tamara
Beatrice Soh, of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was awarded the "Outstanding Materials Student Award". This is the institute's highest honor which we bestow on our graduating seniors and recognizes combined excellence in academics, research, and dedication to materials science.

Beatrice is an exceptionally strong student who not only excels academically but she is a dedicated and productive young scholar who has made substantial contributions to her scientific discipli
On May 9, PRISM held their annual Materials Science & Engineering Picnic at the Friend Center Courtyard. Thank you to all PRISM faculty, post docs, students and staff who attended the event.