Awards

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Professional Awards

§  2015, J. Lukens

§  Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

Recent PhD student Joseph M. Lukens has been selected for the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award from the Marconi Society, which recognizes individuals "who have, at an early age, demonstrated exceptional engineering or scientific research and entrepreneurial capabilities with the potential to create significant advances in telecommunications and the Internet." The award includes a $4000 cash prize and will be conferred in October at the Royal Society in London. Lukens was cited for pioneering work in secure communications, including temporal cloaking and biphoton pulse shaping, and is advised by Prof. Andrew M. Weiner. More information on the Marconi Society and the Young Scholars program can be found at www.marconisociety.org.

 

§  Wigner Fellowship

Fourth-year graduate student Joseph M. Lukens has been awarded the Wigner Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Named after Eugene P. Wigner, Nobel laureate in physics and the first director of research and development at Oak Ridge, the three-year position is ORNL's most distinguished fellowship, designed to provide new scientific talent the opportunity to pursue technical excellence while making significant contributions to ORNL's national missions. Lukens is advised by Prof. Andrew M. Weiner and will join the Quantum Information Science group at ORNL after graduation.

 
§  College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award goes to students who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in research through publications, participation in professional organizations, and willingness to mentor others.

§  2014, O.D. Odele

§  Finalist, Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition

The Emil Wolf Outstanding Paper Student Paper Competition recognizes the innovation, research, and presentation excellence of students presenting their work during the annual Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics (FiO) Conference.

§  2014, J. Lukens

§  First Place, Siegman International School on Lasers Poster Competition

Joseph’s poster, “Ultrafast Coding of Entangled Photons,” was voted First Place by the faculty of the inaugural Siegman School on Lasers.  The award includes a certificate and cash prize.

§  2013, Professor A.M. Weiner

§  2013 Herbert Newby McCoy Award

The Herbert Newby McCoy Award was established in 1964 by Mrs. Ethel Terry McCoy in honor of her husband, a distinguished Purdue alumnus.  To support her husband's life-long interest in science, Mrs. McCoy designated that this annual award be made to a student or faculty member in the science departments of Purdue University making the greatest contribution of the year to science. Since the first award was conferred in the spring of 1965, it has remained the most prestigious research award given by the University in the science area. Nominations are invited from all faculty members, and the recipient is selected by representatives of the science faculties and the president of the University.

§  2012, A.J. Metcalf

§  Theodore Maiman Student Paper Competition Semi-Finalist

Recognizes student innovation and research excellence in the areas of laser technology and electro-optics. The award is endowed by a grant from HRL Laboratories LLC, the IEEE Photonics Society and the APS Division of Laser Science and is administered by OSAF.

§  2012, J. Lukens

§  Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

During his first-year as a graduate student Joseph Lukens was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship through the Department of Defense.  This fellowship is offered to U.S. citizens and nationals pursuing a doctoral degree in scientific disciplines of DoD interest.  The three-year award covers all tuition and fees and provides a monthly stipend to its recipients.

§  2011, A. Dezfooliyan

§  IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Student Paper Honorable Mention

As an Honorable Mention recipient, Amir receives a $1000 stipend to partially offset travel expenses to the Symposium.  This year there were 113 papers submitted to the Student Paper Competition.

§  2011, Professor A.M. Weiner

§  IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award

The Quantum Electronics Award is presented annually to honor an individual or group of individuals for outstanding technical contributions to quantum electronics, either in fundamentals or applications, or both.  Prof. Weiner was presented the 2011 IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award at the Conference on Lasers & Electro Optics “for seminal contributions to ultrafast optical signal processing, including development of ultrashort pulse arbitrary waveform generation technology and its applications.”

§  2011, F. Ferdous

§  Dr. Rashid Gold Medal for 2006

This medal honors the most outstanding graduate student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) on an annual basis.  The recipient receives a certificate and medal from the Honorable President of The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.

§  2010, V.R. Supradeepa

§  IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship
The IEEE Photonics Society Society established the Graduate Student Fellowship Program to provide Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Photonics Society student members pursuing graduate education within the Society fields of interest (electro-optics, lasers, photonics, optics, or closely related fields).

§  2010, Ehsan Hamidi

§  IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics Student Paper Award Finalist

§  2010, Rui Wu

§  IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics Student Paper Award Finalist

§  2009, Professor A.M. Weiner

§  National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship
Professor Weiner was awarded one of nine five-year fellowships out of a pool of 468 senior nominees in order to conduct fundamental research for the Defense Department where he proposes to open an essentially new field that will enable the generation, processing, and application of radio-frequency electrical signals of unprecedented bandwidth and to show the potential for revolutionary capability in areas such as covert wireless and signature recognition of remote devices.

§  2009, Ehsan Hamidi

§  IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Student Paper Award Finalist

§  2008, Ehsan Hamidi

§  URSI XXIX General Assembly Student Paper Award Finalist

§  2008, Professor A.M. Weiner

§  Purdue University Provost's Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award

§  Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

For contributions to the development of femtosecond optical-pulse shaping technology

§  R.W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America

For pioneering contributions to the development of programmable optical pulse shaping and its applications to ultrafast optics and photonics.

Professor Andrew Weiner has been awarded the R.W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America, jointly with Prof. Jonathan Heritage of University of California Davis, for pioneering contributions to the development of programmable optical pulse shaping and its applications to ultrafast optics and photonics. The Wood Prize is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding discovery, scientific or technological achievement, or invention in the field of optics.

§ 2008, Daniel Leaird

§  Purdue University, College of Engineering, Professional Achievement Award

§ 2007, Houxun Miao

§  IEEE LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship

The IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society established the Graduate Student Fellowship Program to provide Graduate Fellowships to outstanding LEOS student members pursuing graduate education within the LEOS field of interest (electro-optics, lasers, photonics, optics, or closely related fields). 

§ 2007, Chen-Bin Huang

§  IEEE LEOS Best Student Paper Award Finalist

§ 2005, Zhi Jiang

§  Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

This award was established to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievement among Chinese students abroad.  This award is granted across all fields of study in the world and was presented to 54 Chinese students in the United States this year.

§  IEEE LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship

The IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society established the Graduate Student Fellowship Program to provide Graduate Fellowships to outstanding LEOS student members pursuing graduate education within the LEOS field of interest (electro-optics, lasers, photonics, optics, or closely related fields).

§  OSA-New Focus/Bookham Student Award Finalist

Joint award presented by the Optical Society of America and New Focus/Bookham Inc. to encourage excellence in research and presentation skills, in addition to leadership in the optics community.

§ 2005,  Catherine Slater

§  NSF Fellowship

§ 2005,  Daniel Leaird

§  IEEE Senior Member

§ 2005,  Shijun Xiao

§  Purdue Engineering finalist for the Chorafas Prize

Awarded by the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation to "reward exceptional performance" and "encourage significant future contributions to science and technology." Granted by Purdue University to the "Best Doctoral Student".

§ 2004, Shijun Xiao

§  IEEE LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship
The IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society established the Graduate Student Fellowship Program to provide Graduate Fellowships to outstanding LEOS student members pursuing graduate education within the LEOS field of interest (electro-optics, lasers, photonics, optics, or closely related fields). 

§ 2003, Professor A. M. Weiner

§  Inaugural recipient of Research Excellence Awards, School of Engineering, Purdue University

§ 2003, Jung-Ho Chung

§  IEEE LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship
The IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society established the Graduate Student Fellowship Program to provide Graduate Fellowships to outstanding LEOS student members pursuing graduate education within the LEOS field of interest (electro-optics, lasers, photonics, optics, or closely related fields). 

§ 2003, Jason McKinney

§  Chorafas Prize
Awarded by the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation to "reward exceptional performance" and "encourage significant future contributions to science and technology." Granted by Purdue University to the "Best Doctoral Student".
§  Motorola Student Excellence Award
Received in recognition of academic merit and leadership.

§ 2003, Ingrid Lin

§  National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Fellowship Honorable Mention

§ 2002, Jason McKinney

§  OSA / New Focus Student Award Finalist
Joint award presented by the Optical Society of America and New Focus Inc. to encourage excellence in research and presentation skills, in addition to leadership in the optics community.

§ 2002, Professor A. M. Weiner

§  Named Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

§ 2000, Professor A. M. Weiner

§  Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists

§ 1999, Daniel Leaird

§  New Focus Student Award from OSA
He was selected in part based on his presentation of a paper at the recent OSA Annual Meeting. The paper, entitled "500 GHz wavelength-division multiplexing pulse train generation from a direct space-to-time pulse shaper," was co-authored by Prof. Andrew M. Weiner. The award is accompanied by a prize of $10,000.

§ 1999, Professor A. M. Weiner

§  IEEE LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award
Professor Andrew Weiner has been selected co-recipient (with Prof. J. Heritage, U.C. Davis) of the 1999 IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Award for Scientific Achievement "for pioneering contributions to femtosecond optical pulse shaping technology and its applications."

§ 1997, Professor A. M. Weiner

§  International Prize for Optics
Professor Andrew Weiner has been awarded the 1997-ICO International Prize in Optics for his pioneering contribution to the field of ultrafast laser technology and particularly for his contribution to the femtosecond optical pulse shaping and waveform processing and the application of that technology to nonlinear optics, optical communications, and ultrafast spectroscopy. The Prize consists of a citation and a cash award of US $1000. In addition Carl Zeiss has agreed to donate the Ernst Abbe medal. The Prize will be presented at the ICO-18 General Meeting which will be held in San Francisco in 1998. Professor Weiner is also invited to give an invited talk during that meeting.

§ 1997, Professor A. M. Weiner

§  American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Curtis W. McGraw Research Award
Professor Andrew Weiner has been selected to receive the 1997 ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award. This prestigious national award will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the ASEE Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 18, 1997.

Teaching Awards

§ 2003, Ingrid Lin

§  GAANN fellowship

§ 2003, Catherine Slater

§  GAANN fellowship

§ 2001, Jason McKinney

§  Inducted into the Teaching Academy as an associate member.
§  GAANN fellowship.
§  Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching from ECE at Purdue University.

§ 2000, Jason McKinney

§  Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching from ECE at Purdue University.
§  Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching from Purdue University.

§ 1999, Nate Webster

§  Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching from ECE at Purdue University.

§ 1999, Jason McKinney

§  Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching from ECE at Purdue University.

§ 1995, Daniel Leaird

§  Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching from ECE at Purdue University.

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