Student Awards

Student Awards

Simon Fowler

  • 2017 Funded Proposal from Oregon BEST
    Title: Commercialization Research for Photocatalytic Water Purification Systems
    Funds Received: $75,000
  • 2016 Funded Proposal from PSU University Venture Development Fund
    Title: Research and Development of a High-Efficiency Photocatalytic Reactor for Water Purification
    Funds Received: $20,000
  • 2016 Teaching Assistant of the Year, PSU Physics Department
  • 2015 Microscopy and Microanalysis Presidential Scholar Award
  • 2013 Cleantech Challenge Finalist, Portland State University
  • 2011-2014, Chairman of the Board, PSU Physics Society

Kavita Meduri

  • 2017 Oregon Museum Science & Industry (OMSI) Science Communications Fellow
  • 2017 Nottingham Award Contestant, Physical Electronics Conference 
  • 2015-2016 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, Portland State University
  • 2015 Presenter, Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization
  • 2015 Twelfth Annual SX-CW Student Research Presentations, poster presentation
  • 2014-2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Portland State University
  • 2015 Nominee, Portland State University Student Achievement Award

Otto Zietz

  • 2017 Exceptional Research Assistant MME Department
  • 2016 Exceptional Teaching Assistant MME Department
  • 2014 AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) Apparatus Competition Low Cost Award
  • 2014 Dawn Dressler Health Science Studies Award

Shree Aier

Ryan Catabay

Robin Ekeya

  • 2016 President's List, Spring, Portland Community College

Candice Stauffer

  • 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF) – Research Assistant at Northwestern University in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)
  • 2017 President’s Equal Access Scholar
  • 2016 Inducted into Tau Sigma Honor Society
  • 2016 Honors Laurel Scholar
  • 2015-2017 BUILD EXITO (NIH) Scholar

Lester Lampert

  • Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society Member
  • Selected ePoster Presenter at Joint CDCB/OCSSB OHSU Retreat, 2014
  • Co-winner of PSU-Wells Fargo Cleantech Challenge, 2013
  • Physics Center Stage Presenter, 2013, AAPT Meeting
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year, 2012, Department of Physics

Micah Eastman

  • 2009 Microscopy Society of America (MSA) Presidential Scholar Award 
  • 2008 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Outstanding
    Teaching Assistant Award

Emilio Molina

  • The Ronald E. McNair Program Scholar, 2014 cohort
  • 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research & Mentoring Program Participant
  • TECHCON 2014 Undergraduate Poster Presenter, hosted by the Semiconductor Research Corporation
  • 2013–2014 Undergraduate Research & Mentoring Program Participant
  • 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research & Mentoring Program Participant
  • TECHCON 2013 selected conference attendee, hosted by the Semiconductor Research Corporation
  • 2012–2013 Undergraduate Research & Mentoring Program Participants
  • Two time recipient of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) research funds

Walter Hudson

  • 2010-11 Oregon Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholarship 
  • 2009 Participation in the 6th Annual Undergraduate Ronald E. McNair Research Conference
  • 2008-09 Scholarly and Creativity Grant for Undergraduates
  • 2008 Sophomore of the Year for the physics department

Aaron Besser

  • 1st place: Pacific Northwest AVS undergraduate poster competition (with work accomplished through the REU program) 

Jianfeng Wu

  • Best Research Poster Awards, Fifth annual Student Research Symposium, Columbia-Willamette Chapter of SIGMA XI, April 2009. 
  • MSA First Prize Poster Awards, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2008 Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, August 2008.
  • President's Service Awards, Portland State University, Oregon, USA, June 2008.
  • Best Research Poster Awards, Fourth annual Student Research Symposium, Columbia-Willamette Chapter of SIGMA XI, April 2008.
  • MSA Second Price Poster Awards, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2007 Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, August 2007.
  • MSA First Prize Poster Awards, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2006 Meeting, Festival Hall at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 2006.
  • 2nd Place, Graduate student poster Competition, the 17th Annual Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Vacuum Society Science and Technology Society (PNWAVS), Oregon, USA, September 2006.
  • 3rd Place, Graduate student poster award, the 16th Annual Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Vacuum Society Science and Technology Society (PNWAVS), Oregon, USA, September 2005.
  • Young Key Professor, Sichuan University, China, 2003.
  • "Microsoft technique education congress teacher training certification" , Microsoft Corporation, Beijing, China, 2003.
  • Excellent Student Scholarship Award, 1994~2001.

Tri Nguen

  • REU intern in 2007 in the University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB) program at University of Washington, Seattle. His research involved the differentiation of group B streptococcus serotypes using ToF-SIMS and XPS. 
  • Awarded $1500 for the 2008-2009 Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant to fund his research here at Dr. Jiao's lab. 

Lifeng Dong

  • Award for Excellence for Graduate Academic Achievement (PSU, 2004)
  • President's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement (PSU, 2004)
  • University Commendation Award (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2004)
  • Outstanding Mentor of 2003/2004 Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science, and Technology
  • Scholarship for the 2004 Winter School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy (Arizona State University, 2004)
  • Distinguished Scholar Award from Microbeam Analysis Society (USA, 2003)
  • Graduate Student Award, the 14th Annual Symposium of Pacific Northwest Chapter of American Vacuum Society
  • President's Award for Outstanding University Service (PSU, 2003)
  • Patty Jeanne Semura Outstanding Graduate Student Award (PSU Department of Physics, 2003)

Society of Physics Students, Portland State Chapter

  • 2009 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Outstanding Chapter Award