Congratulations to this year's award winners

May 21, 2017

The Spring 2017 Department of Physics, Graduation and Award Ceremony was held on Friday, May 12. Please join us in congratulating this year's physics outstanding faculty, staff, and student award winners.

Our faculty award winners are:

Shufeng Zhang: Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize in Research ("The Koffler Prize recognizes outstanding accomplishments and honors individuals who have made major contributions in their fields with an emphasis on originality.")
Arvinder Sandhu: Distinguished Scholar Award ("The awards are granted to outstanding mid-career faculty whose research, scholarship, and/or creative contributions promise to catapult their disciplines to new levels of innovation")
Research scientist Peter Loch was honored with the College of Science's Copernicus Award ("one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its nontenure-eligible faculty, appointed personnel or classified staff")

Our departmental award winners are:

Eduardo Rozo (Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching)
Stefan Meinel (Excellence in Graduate Teaching)
Shane Smith (Staff Excellence Award)

Our departmental student award winners are:

Leavitt Award: Hiroto Kato

Fanfare Travel Awards: Dheeraj Golla, Niladri Gomes, Souratosh Khan, Jeff Kost, Anirban Kundu

Cubic Award: Elliot Kisiel, Reagen Leimbach

Galileo Circle Scholarship:
Graduate: Jaber Balalhabashi, Souratosh Khan, Thomas McClintock, Christine Muccianti, Gumaro Rendon
Undergraduate: Pier Fiedorowicz, Sosuke Inui, Sasha Safonova,

Gregson Scholarship: Jaden Johnston, Scott McKinley, Sasha Safonova

Krane Scholarship: Emily Walla, Andrew Weldon

Purviance Award: Collin Lewin, Yiheng Xu

Vesto Slipher Award: Ximena Ruden

Weaver Research Award: Adam Bauer, Tzu Tien Chung, Matthew Mitchell

Outstanding Grad Talk: Adarsh Pyarelal

Outstanding Graduate Research: Jeff Kost

Outstanding Graduate Teacher: Ian Marsh

Outstanding Graduate Service: Christine Muccianti

Excellence in Undergraduate Research: Zhaoyuan Cui

Outstanding Student Presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Chris Bullivant

Outstanding Physics Department Senior: Tyler Anderson