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Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Focus Topic

The Focus Topic on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (EL) announces a competitive student award which will be given to the best student presentation in the Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Focus Topic sessions at the Annual Symposium. The awardee will be announced at the end of the last EL Focus Topic session and will receive an award certificate and prize money of $500. All student contributions enter automatically in the pool of contenders for the award. The student presentations are judged based on the scientific merit of the presented work, the presentation, and the discussion. The award committee consists of members of the Focus Topic committee and other senior members of the Ellipsometry community present during the meeting. 
The Focus Topic Committee gratefully acknowledges J.A. Woollam Co., Inc. for sponsoring the awards.
The Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Focus Topic Committee is happy to announce the winner of the 2016 student award: 

Nuwanjula Samarasingha (New Mexico State University, Department of Physics) for her talk on “Excitons at Interfaces in Ellipsometric Spectra”.

The award was presented by Morten Kildemo from the Department of Physics of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. 


2015 - Sean Knight
2015 - Avery Green

2014 - Chad Briley

2013 - Philipp Kuhne 
2013 - Alex Boosalis

2012 - Harm Knoops - 1st Place
2012 - Gangadhara Muthinti - 2nd Place 
2012 - Ecatherina Roodenko - 3rd Place

2011 - Keith Rodenhausen - 1st Place
2011 - Daniel Schmidt - 2nd Place 
2011 - Noemi Leick-Marius - 2nd Place
Morten Kildermo

Morten Kildemo (right, NTNU, Norway) presenting the Spectroscopic Ellipsometry FT award of the 63rd AVS International Symposium and Exhibition 2016 to awardee Nuwanjula Samarasingha (left, NMSU).