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Graduate Students

Applied Physics Graduate Students Awards

Amina Hussein

  • 2017 University of Michigan Mini Grant
  • 2015 NSERC Postgraduate Award
  • 2015 SPIE Award for Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship

Mallory Fuhst

  • 2015 Nation Science Foundation fellow

Christina Jones

  • 2013 National Science Foundation fellow

Michael MacDonald

  • 2013 National Science Foundation fellow

Erin Teich

  • 2013 National Science Foundation fellow

Brennan Pursley

  • 2012 National Science Foundation fellow

Eliseo Gamboa

  • 2012, Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Kee Scholten

  • 2011, Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation
  • 2011, Microfluid Biomedical Sciences Training Program Fellow
  • 2010, Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation

Yisa Rumala

  • 2011, Honorable Mention, Ford Fellowship
  • 2006, National Science Foundation Fellow

Christina Jones - 2011 SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics

Leslie Upton - 2010 National Science Foundation Fellow

Alexi Toulouse - 2010 Department of Defense Fellow

Michael McDonald - 2010 National Defense Industrial Association Scholarship

Kimberly Trent

  • 2010 NASA JPFP Fellow
  • 2010 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
  • 2010 NSF GRFP Fellow
  • 2010 Offered the DOD NDSEG Fellowship
  • 2010 Offered the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship
  • 2008 NACME Inc.'s Alfred P. Sloan Scholar
  • 2008 University of Michigan's Rackham Regents Fellow

Stephen DeWitt

  • 2010 DoE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship
  • 2010 NSF Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention

Michelle Price

  • 2010 Graham Institute Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • 2010 National Science Foundation Fellow
  • 2010 Department of Education Fellow

Meng Zhang

  • 'Best Poster' award at AVS Michigan 37th Spring Symposium (White-LEDs for Automotive and General Lighting Applications)
  • 2010 Predoctoral Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
  • May 26th, 2010 - Best Poster' award at AVS Michigan 37th Spring Symposium (White-LEDs for Automotive and General Lighting Applications)

Meredith Brenner - NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Grant for 2009-2011.

Mr. Franklin Dollar - becomes 2009 NSF Fellow

Ms. Laura Spencer - becomes 2009 NSF Fellow

Johnhenri Richardson 
- 2008 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Mark Haynes - 2008-2010 Predoctoral Traineeship Award, DoD Breast Cancer Research Program, Student Paper Competition Finalist, Antennas and Propagation Symposium 2009

Paivo Kinnunen and Brandon McNaughton - Finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition National Inventors Hall of Fame, Nov 2008, Top ten finalist in the 1000 Pitches Competition MPowered Entrepreneurship, Dec 2008, Bay Area Entrepreneurship Trip – pitch competition winner Center for Entrepreneurship, Feb 2009 Image

Robert Wilson - Received the Incubic/Milton Chang travel grant to present four talks at the Optical Society of America (OSA) Frontiers in Optics meeting

Jane Wang - Received the NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Grant for 2007-2009, and received the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for 2009-2010

Naji Husseini

Shanna Shaked - 3/2009: Received the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 1/2008: Received a 'Best Poster' award at the Alliance for Global Sustainability conference at MIT - Cambridge, MA for a poster entitled "Local and long-range health impacts of global trade: a textile case study using Life Cycle Assessment",Received first place in the U of M 'Climate Change Forum 2006-07 Best Student Paper or Project on Environmental Issues and Climate Change', for a paper entitled "Meeting the Growth in Energy Demand in Texas"

Nicole L. Campbell

  • University of Michigan-PhD Candidate in Applied Physics
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-Climate Physics Technical Group
  • 2009 NSBE Golden Torch Award for Graduate Student of the Year
  • 2008 Martin L. King Spirit Award
  • 2008 University of Michigan Distinguished Leadership Award
  • 2007 National Consortium for Graduate Degrees Most Promising PhD Science Fellow
  • 2007 Radiation and Climate Carl Storm Research Fellow
  • 2006 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship-HM
  • 2006 The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees GEM Fellow
  • 2006 The National Academies Ford Fellowship-HM
  • 2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship-HM
  • 2005 Rackham Science Fellow

Michael McDonald - becomes 2007 NSF Fellow

Katherine Smirl - was awarded an 2006 Honorable Mention by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.