SPIE Awards $2000 Scholarship to Nadir Hossain
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Hossain is a PhD student undertaking research under the supervision of Professor Stephen Sweeney in the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey. His project focuses on the need to develop new types of silicon-compatible semiconductor lasers for optical computing and communications, which is being carried out in collaboration with researchers at Structure and Technology Research Laboratory, Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, and Center for Nanophotonics, Arizona State University in the USA. He has 20 scientific papers published in journals and proceedings.
In 2010 SPIE will be awarding $323,000 in scholarships to 137 outstanding students based on their potential for long-range contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. Award-winning applicants were evaluated and approved by the SPIE Scholarship Committee.
SPIE is the international optics and photonics society, founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.
For more information on SPIE’s scholarship programme.