Science and Engineering Day Awards for Students Announced at BU

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March 30th, 2012

On March 21, 2012, Boston University hosted its annual Science and Engineering Day event. This event is held annually in the George Sherman Union and gives students from all science and engineering disciplines the opportunity to share their current research endeavors. Each year, the Photonics Center sponsors a prize for this event, the Herbert J. Berman “Future of Light” Award. The Herbert J. Berman “Future of Light” Award has been established at the Boston University Photonics Center in honor of alumnus H.J. Berman. This award recognizes cutting-edge student research in photonics that shows significant promise of having a future beneficial impact on society.

The Photonics Center would like to congratulate the following individuals who won awards at this year’s event:

Photonics Center Berman Future of Light Prize
Student: Andrew Fisher
Advisor: Lee Goldstein
Title: Modelling and Elucidating the Pathobiology of Blast-induced Traumatic Brain Injury in the Mouse

ENG Dean’s Award
Student: Alp Artar
Advisor: Hatice Altug
Title: Multispectral Fano Resonances in Hybridized Metamaterials

Center for Nanoscience & Nanobiotchnology Award
Student: Arid Cetin
Advisor: Hatice Altug
Title: Plasmon Induced Transparency with Asymmetric π-Shaped Metamaterials

CELEST/CompNet Award
Student: Schuyler Eldridge
Advisor: Ajay Joshi
Title: Biologically-inspired Hardware for Autonomous Robots

President’s Award
Student: Else Frohlich
Advisor: Xin Zhang
Title: The Use of Controlled Surface Topography and Flow-induced Shear Stress to Influence Renal Epithelial Cell Function