Category Archives: LOFT News

Joel was awarded the Student Innovator of The Year

Our LOFT member, Joel Berkson, was awarded the Student Innovator of The Year 2022 by Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona. We, the LOFT peers, are so proud of him. You can find the official news release here. … Continue reading

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Kevin received the Best Student Presentation Awards at SPIE Conference

Kevin Derby received the Best Student Presentation award at the 2022 SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation conference in Montreal, Canada! Congratulations! LOFT peers are so happy for you.   Here are the announcements: SPIE website and SPIE Twitter

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Bo Wang became Fellow for the Optical Society of Southern California

LOFT member, Bo Wang, was elected to the honorary title of Fellow for the Optical Society of Southern California, the most active Optical Sub-Chapter, at their annual end-of-the-year business meeting’.  Congratulations, Bo! LOFT members keep serving our community!

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Henry received the ARCS Scholar Award

LOFT member, Henry Quach, received the 2022 ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Scholar Award and joined the dinner event with donors. You can read the full story here. Congratulations Henry! LOFT family is happy for you.

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Suryanamaskar, yoga video by LOFT peer

LOFT peer Vipender in India created a nice yoga video helping LOFT members to stay happy and healthy. 🙂 Enjoy! Millions of people follow unhealthy lifestyle. Whether it’s sitting at their desks for too long, subjecting their eyes to uninterrupted hours … Continue reading

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Heejoo received Optica’s 2022 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award

In 2022, LOFT Co-PI Heejoo received Optica’s Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award “for innovative design of a UV cross-dispersion space telescope and engineering of a laser-truss Large Binocular Telescope metrology system.” Congratulations!    

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AOM delivers first CGH Educational Kit to UA Wyant College

LOFT is happy to be a part of the educational mission at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences using the optical testing education kit supported by the AOM (Arizona Optical Metrology). Please, read the announcement by AOM below. “AOM is … Continue reading

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Henry’s OASIS TVAC testing paper on the journal’s front cover page highlight

Henry’s OASIS TVAC testing paper, “Surface Measurement of a Large Inflatable Reflector in Cryogenic Vacuum,” was selected as the Photonics journal’s front cover page highlight. The Open Access paper has been downloaded more than 400 times in less than 7 … Continue reading

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Daewook presents for the Optica’s Annual Celebrate Engineer Webinar Series

Daewook Kim will present for Optica’s Annual Celebrate Engineer Webinar Series at 15:00 EST (13:00 MST) on Friday, 25 February, 2022. The talk title is “Extremely large ground and space optical systems”.

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LOFT group’s Review Paper (Graves et al.) received the Excellent Article’s Award in 2022.

LOFT group’s Review Paper publications (2019) by Logan Graves, Greg Smith, Daniel Apai, and Daewook Kim received the Excellent Article’s Award from the journal’s Editorial Board in 2022. “Based on the outstanding quality, wide influence of your paper published in “Nanomanufacturing and Metrology(NMME)”, the Editors-in-chief Prof. Fengzhou Fang and Prof. Wei … Continue reading

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