Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition

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Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition

Emil WolfEstablished in 2008 to honor Emil Wolf for his many contributions to science and the Optical Society, this competition recognizes the innovation, research and presentation excellence of students presenting their work during Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

This program is sponsored by Optics Communications published by Elsevier. Additional support has also been provided by Physical Optics Corporation, the University of Rochester Physics Department, the Institute of Optics, and individual contributors including: G. Michael Morris, Grace and Robert Klonoski, Daniel James, Peter Knight, M. Suhail Zubairy, Kisik Kim, and Elizabeth A. Rogan.

One winner is selected from each submission category, and receives a $300 USD award stipend, a complimentary OSA student membership, and an award certificate. Results are announced after the conference.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Submitting author must opt-in to the competition during the regular submission process and follow all the instructions provided on the submission site.
  • The presenting author must be an undergraduate or graduate student of an educational institution of collegiate grade who is devoting more than half-time to studies within the institution at the time the paper was written.
  • The paper must be submitted and accepted during the regular “call for papers” process. (Note: postdeadline papers are not part of this competition.)
  • The paper must be presented orally by the student author during the conference.

Review/Selection Process

  • All papers submitted to the competition will be reviewed during the standard Technical Program Committee (TPC) review process.
  • Each subcommittee will select 2–3 finalists.
  • The Competition Review Committee will attend the presentations of finalists in each subcommittee and select one winner per subcommittee. Finalists are judged based on their work’s technical advances and value to the technical community of interest, and their skill of public presentation
  • Announcement of the winners will be posted on the FiO website and in a press release following the conference.

Submit a paper to FiO!

Recipients

2013

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Recipients and Finalists

Shao-wei Chou
Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
Germany

Itai Epstein
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Kyu Hyun Kim
University of Michigan
United States

Martin Lavery
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

Lane Martin
University of Central Florida
United States

Mohammad Mirhosseini
University of Rochester
United States

Ori Henderson-Sapir
University of Adelaide
Australia


2012

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Recipients and Finalists

Drake Cannan
San Francisco State University
United States

Jong-ryul Choi
Yonsei University
South Korea

Wei Jiang
University of Rochester
United States

Lan Liu
University of California, San Diego
United States

Mehul Malik
University of Rochester
United States

Robin Sharma
University of Rochester
United States

David Wu
University of Southampton
United Kingdom


2011

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Recipients and Finalists

Ria Becker
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena
Germany

Alexander Buck
Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
Germany

Arash Joushaghani
University of Toronto
Canada

Fiona Kenny
National University of Ireland, Galway
Ireland

Sylvanus Lee
Boston University
United States

Thomas Kohlgraf-Owens
University of Central Florida
United States

Lei Tian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States



2010

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Recipients and Finalists

Gregorius Berkhout
Leiden University
Netherlands

Ori Katz
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel

Gilad Lerman
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Isreal

Thomas Matthews
Duke University
United States

Hayden McGuinness
University of Oregon
United States

Richard Smith
University of Rochester
United States



2009

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Recipients and Finalists

Christopher Barsi
Princeton University
United States

Amber Beckley
University of Rochester
United States

Daniel Hermann
Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
United States

Henrique Pires
Leiden University
Netherlands

Volker Sorger
University of California, Berkeley
United States

Neil Terry
Duke University
United States

Xin Wei
Indiana University
United States

 

Read the criteria for eligibility and the selection process to the left and apply while submitting your paper to FiO
19 May 2014

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