February 22, 2019 - Harold Haldren is awarded with the 2018 National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) Best Student Paper Award for his work "A Digital, Constant-Frequency Pulsed Phase-Locked-Loop Instrument for Real-Time, Absolute Ultrasonic Phase Measurements" published in Review of Scientific Instruments. This award seeks to recognize outstanding research publications with high impact and/or industrial applications led by NIA students.
July 23, 2018 - Matt Julian is awarded with the 2018 Rising Star Roger Kelley Award for best poster and oral presentation for his work presentation and poster “High Efficiency, Broadband Diffractive Lenses by Laser Direct Writing.” This award was presented at the 6th International School of Lasers in Materials Science (SLIMS) in Venice, Italy.
May 9, 2018 - Harold Haldren presents his research on nondestructive evaluation of adhesive bond strength to US Congressmen and NASA officials at NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) Technology Day on the Hill 2018. This event showcases cutting-edge aerospace technologies developed through academic and industry collaborations with NASA.
January 19, 2018 - Matt Julian is awarded with the 2017 National Institute of Aerospace Best Student Paper Award for his work “Fabrication of photon sieves by laser ablation and optical properties” published in Optics Express. This award seeks to recognize outstanding research publications with high impact and/or industrial applications led by NIA students.
December 15, 2017 - Dr. Mool Gupta and a team of five students: George Wilkes, Matt Julian, Elisa Pantoja, Arpan Sinha, and Wade Hisiro are among finalists for the 2018 NASA BIG idea challenge. Their proposed concept, Photovoltaic Balloon for Autonomous Energy Generation on Mars, utilizes a solar-power-generating balloon to abate dust and generate power reliably for future Mars missions to come. Read more here.
May 3, 2017 - Zeming Sun is awarded the Louis T. Rader Graduate Research Award. The award is bestowed to students who have exhibited exceptional academic ability, have extraordinary ability to get along with people, and have demonstrated the ability to work hard. In a department of over 100 graduate students, he is one of three to receive this award.