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Ph.D. candidate Logan Wright awarded SPIE D.J. Lovell Scholarship

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Logan Wright, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied and Engineering Physics, in the Wise Group Optics Laboratory.

Logan Wright has been awarded the 2017 D.J. Lovell Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.  

A Ph.D. candidate in Applied and Engineering Physics, Wright is studying the propagation of intense pulses of light in multimode optical fibers, and ultrafast fiber laser sources.  “I aspire to develop new optical tools for science. These devices will advance the flexibility and accessibility of optical workhorse instruments in, e.g. microscopy, but also provide fundamentally new ways of using light to understand complex systems across many disciplines,” said Wright.

The Society awarded $298,000 in education scholarships to 88 outstanding SPIE student members, based on their potential contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. Award‐winning applicants were evaluated, selected and approved by the SPIE Scholarship Committee, Chaired by SPIE volunteer Jeremy Bos.   Through 2016, SPIE has distributed $5 million dollars in individual scholarships. This ambitious effort reflects the Society's commitment to education and to the next generation of optical scientists and engineers around the world.

The D.J. Lovell Scholarship is named for the radiometry and infrared optics consultant, author of Optical Anecdotes, and SPIE Fellow who died in 1984. The Scholarship is in the amount of $11,000 and is the society's most prestigious scholarship.

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