Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition

Established 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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Shao-wei Chou
Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
Germany
Lane Martin
University of Central Florida
United States
Itai Epstein
Tel Aviv University
Israel
Mohammad Mirhosseini
University of Rochester
United States
Kyu Hyun Kim
University of Michigan
United States
Ori Henderson-Sapir
University of Adelaide
Australia
Martin Lavery
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

 










2012

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Drake Cannan
San Francisco State University
United States
Mehul Malik
University of Rochester
United States
Jong-ryul Choi
Yonsei University
South Korea
Robin Sharma
University of Rochester
United States
Wei Jiang
University of Rochester
United States
David Wu
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Lan Liu
University of California, San Diego
United States
 

2011

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Ria Becker
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena
Germany
Sylvanus Lee
Boston University
United States
Alexander Buck
Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
Germany
Thomas Kohlgraf-Owens
University of Central Florida
United States
Arash Joushaghani
University of Toronto
Canada
Lei Tian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
Fiona Kenny
National University of Ireland, Galway
Ireland
 

2010

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Gregorius Berkhout
Leiden University
Netherlands
Thomas Matthews
Duke University
United States
Ori Katz
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel
Hayden McGuinness
University of Oregon
United States
Gilad Lerman
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel
Richard Smith
University of Rochester
United States

2009

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Christopher Barsi
Princeton University
United States
Volker Sorger
University of California, Berkeley
United States
Amber Beckley
University of Rochester
United States
Neil Terry
Duke University
United States
Daniel Hermann
Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
United States
Xin Wei
Indiana University
United States
Henrique Pires
Leiden University
Netherlands
 

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