Hiral Patel and Kyle Vogt are Physics Ph.D. students in the Graham Lab. Both contributed to a major conference called CLEO in San Jose (4,600 attendees) that is sponsored by APS, OSA and IEEE. Kyle presented his paper as a talk. Hiral’s poster received the highest traffic and the most votes, and the Optical Society of America awarded her the “Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award” from the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group.
Congratulations to a physics major Graham Founds who received an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Award for Summer 2016 for his project titled “Optical Tweezers-Based Probing of Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductors at Microscopic Scales” ! The URISC program is a university-wide competition of undergraduate proposals sponsored by the OSU Research Office. Graham’s proposal was among 8 compelling undergraduate proposals that were selected for funding. Graham (pictured below) has been a member of Organic Photonics and Optoelectronics Group led by Prof. Oksana Ostroverkhova at OSU Physics department since September 2015. With the URISC funding, he will continue working with Prof. Ostroverkhova over the summer towards demonstrating a new experimental technique for measuring charge transfer between molecules with elementary charge resolution. Graham is planning to graduate in the Spring of 2017 and to continue his education as a graduate student in physics. His longer-term plan is to join the US Air Force laboratories as a research scientist.
Physics professors Corinne Manogue and Tevian Dray (primary appointment in Mathematics but he’s ours too!) have been named the 2016 Outstanding Educators in Science and Mathematics, Higher Education by the Oregon Academy of Sciences. This award reflects their long-term commitment to student learning at OSU and nationally. Yay Corinne and Tevian!!!
Physics professors Matt Graham and David McIntyre will each receive General Research Fund (GRF) awards this year. The competitive, university-wide award enables faculty to launch new research projects in their fields of expertise to attract more funding sources, as the project expands, and to help develop ambitious research/scholarly activities. Each research project was awarded annual funds of approximately $10,000. This year the Research Office chose 6 projects from a pool of 15 proposals.
Department of Physics
“Filming the Growth Morphology of Graphene with Video-Rate Transient Absorption of Microscopy”
Department of Physics
“Micromechanical Evolution of Growing Tumors”
Congratulations to physics majors Ryan Bailey-Crandell and Jeremy Meinke who were chosen to receive Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Awards for Winter/Spring 2016. The awards are sponsored by the OSU Research Office. A total of $18,000 was awarded to 15 undergraduate students whose proposals for independent research were clear and compelling.
Ryan Bailey-Crandell (pictured on left) will work with Prof. Ethan Minot (Physics) on a project titled “Graphene Biosensors made from h-BN Heterostructures”.
Jeremy Meinke (pictured on right) will work with Prof. Weihong Qiu, (Physics) on a project titled “Molecular Mechanism of the Processive Movement and Directionality of FRA1”
In additional news, Ethan Minot and Oksana Ostroverkhova have been nominated for the Carter Graduate Teaching award. That makes 4 our our faculty nominated for awards this year. The envelopes will be opened at the annual College Awards ceremony on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Horizons Room at the MU. Please consider going to support the Physics Team. RSVP@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717 Heidi
Chris Coffin and KC Walsh have both been nominated for the Carter Teaching Award. The envelope will be opened at the annual College Awards ceremony on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Horizons Room at the MU. Please consider going to support the Physics Team.
RSVP@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717
Prof. Janet Tate has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
“For contributions to structural, transport, and optical properties of a wide variety of electronic and superconducting materials.”
The American Physical Society is the national representative for the 50,000 industrial and academic physicists in the US. Only 0.5% of APS members are Fellows of the Society at any given time.
See the College post at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/science/2015/02/09/2015-teaching-advising-awards/ for a story about Henri Jansen’s advising award.