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.

 

 

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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.

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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’. image3

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.
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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 of screen time on phones or desktops, children spending hours on different type of screen, ordering too many takeaways for dinner, or not finding enough time to catch those precious 8 hours of sleep, all these factors have led to people encountering major health issues, that affects not just their physical wellbeing, but also mental health, causing intense stress and anxiety.

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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.

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“AOM is proud to work with Dr. Daewook Kim, Dr. HeeJoo Choi and the faculty and staff at the University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences to deploy the first CGH Educational Kit to the OPTI513 Optical Fabrication and Testing Lab and Lecture courses! Dr. Shelby D V Ament highlighted the comprehensive kit which includes multiple CGHs, test optics, alignment targets, mounts and more to enable students and users to gain an understanding of the ins-and-outs of CGH metrology, and the many benefits the technique offers. If you are involved in optics education and have interest in our CGH Educational Kit, please reach out to Tyler Steele, tsteele@cghnulls.com Check out more details on our website: https://lnkd.in/gz_tRTKk

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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 weeks since it has been published on Dec 21, 2021.

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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.

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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 Gao, in consulting with other editorial board members, selected you as a recipient of the Excellent Article’s Award.”

Congratulations to Logan and the co-authors. We, co-authors, are happy to make this contribution to our society.

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Review Paper: Graves, L.R., Smith, G.A., Apai, D. et al. Precision Optics Manufacturing and Control for Next-Generation Large Telescopes. Nanomanuf Metrol 2, 65–90 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41871-019-00038-2

 

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