National Student Awards

Awards | Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award

Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award

Purpose

To recognize and encourage excellence in continuing graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a registered graduate student in an accredited academic institution at the time when the applications are due. Applicants are normally expected not to graduate before the award selection. The award may be given to a particular individual only once. Following the Awards Committee Meeting in the Spring/Summer, the top eight (8) student nominees are notified and invited to present talks on their research to the Awards Committee on Tuesday morning at the International Symposium. After the interview, one of the top three (3) students of the eight (8) finalists will receive the Hoffman Award. The finalists not selected will receive either the Varian Award, Whetten Award, or Dorothy M or Earl S. Hoffman Scholarships. Criteria for selection of the awardee are excellence in research and academic record.

Nature of the Award

The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.

Establishment and Support

The Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarships were established in 2002 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. They are funded by a bequest from Dorothy M. Hoffman. The scholarships consist of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.



Recipients

2017 - Xiaolong Liu, Northwestern University

2016 - Andrew Mannix, Northwestern University

2015 - Jiayu Wan, University of Maryland, College Park

2014 - Jingjing Qiu, University of Florida

2013 - Zhu Liang, University of Illinois at Chicago

2012 - Davide Sangiovanni, Linkoping University

2011 - Kangkang Wang, Ohio University

2010 - Esther Amstad, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2009 - Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Reyes, University of Delaware

2008 - Gregory Rutter, Georgia Institute of Technology

2007 - Thomas Mullen, Pennsylvania State University

2006 - Xingyi Deng, Harvard University

2005 - Michael Zellner, University of Delaware

2004 - Michael Filler, Stanford University

2003 - Kenneth A. Bratland, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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