Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award
To recognize and encourage excellence in continuing graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.
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 in a virtual interview in late summer. 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.
2023 - Ranjitha K Hariharalakshmanan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2022 - Erik Cheng, The University of Texas at Austin
2021 - Dongxue Du, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2020 - Emily McGuinness, Georgia Institute of Technology
2019 - Jonathan Meyers, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2018 - Ryan Hackler, Northwestern University
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