IEEE Houston Section Award - $500
Pelham Keahey (Applied Physics) - “Improving High Resolution Microendoscopy for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer” with Tomasz Tkaczyk, Kathleen, Schmeler, and Rebecca Richards-Kortum

planarTech Award - $250
Adam Lauchner (Applied Physics) - "Molecular Plasmonics: Graphene Plasmons in the Picoscale Domain" with Andrea E. Schlather, Alejandro Manjavacas, Yao Cui, Michael J. McClain, Grant Stec, F. Javier Garcia de Abajo, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas

Smalley-Curl Institute Award - $250
Bob Zheng (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - "Shining Light on Carrier Generation in Metallic Nanostructures" with Hangqi Zhao, Alejandro Manjavacas, Michael J. McClain, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas


Kuraray Award - $500
Rocco Vitalone (NanoJapan) - "Searching for Two Higgs Modes in Superconducting MgB2 Using Terahertz Pump – Terahertz Probe Spectroscopy" with Keisuke Tomita, Ryusuke Matsunaga, and Ryo Shimano

George R. Brown School of Engineering Award - $250
Grant Stec (Chemistry, Rice University) - "Molecular Plasmonics for Electrochemical Devices" with Adam Lauchner, Andrea E. Schlather, Alejandro Manjavacas, Yao Cui, Michael J. McClain, F. Javier García de Abajo, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas

Wiess School of Natural Sciences Award - $250
Brandi Ransom (NanoJapan) - "Transferring Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene onto Antireflective Surfaces for High-efficiency Solar Cells" with Kehang Cui and Shiego Maruyama

National Instruments Award - LabView Student Licenses
- Vinyou Tamprateep (SCI REU) – “Measuring Nanotoxicity of nAg and SiO2 in Caenorhabditis elegans Using High Throughput Assays" with Weiwei Zhong
- Rebecca Wong (NanoJapan) - "Characterizing MoS2-Si p-n Heterojunction Using Laser Terahertz Emission Spectroscopy" with Filchito Renee G. Bagsican, Iwao Kawayama, Masayoshi Tonouchi, Bo Li, Robert Vajtai, Pulickel M. Ajayan and Junichiro Kono


Session A Awards:

Micron Award - $500
Linan Zhou (Chemistry) - "Photocatalytic Hydrogen Dissociation using Aluminum Nanoparticles" with Chao Zhang, Michael J. McClain, Alejandro Manjavacas, Shu Tian, Felix Berg, Henry O. Everitt, Peter Nordlander and Naomi J. Halas

Smalley-Curl Institute Award - $250
Hao Shen (Chemistry) - "Single-molecule Kinetics of α-lactalbumin Adsorption on Thin Nylon 6,6 Films" with Lawrence J. Tauzin, Wenxiao Wang, Benjamin Hoener, and Christy F. Landes

Session B Awards:

Micron Award - $500
Kyle Smith (Chemistry) - "Circular Dichroism of Au Nanodumbbell Dimers Observed at the Single Particle Level" with Wei-Shun Chang, Hangqi Zhao, Hui Zhang, Peter Nordlander and Stephan Link

Smalley-Curl Institute Award - $250
Yara Kadria-Vili (Chemistry) - "Photoluminescence Studies of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" with Sergei M. Bachilo and R. Bruce Weisman


Oral Session - $100
Chad Byers (Applied Physics) - "Electrochemical control of surface plasmons – from individual core-shell structures to plasmonic drawbridges" with Hui Zhang, Dayne F. Swearer, Mustafa Yorulmaz, Benjamin S. Hoener, Da Huang, Anneli Hoggard, Wei-Shun Chang, Paul Mulvaney, Emilie Ringe, Naomi J. Halas, Peter Nordlander, Stephan Link and Christy F. Landes

Undergraduate Poster - $100
S. Karuppasamy Pandian (Electrical & Computer Engineering Summer Intern) - "Broadband Photothermopiles Based on Carbon Nanotube Sheets" with Ahmed Zubair, Francesca Mirri, Matteo Pasquali and Junichiro Kono

Graduate Poster Session A - $100
Pratiksha Dongare (Applied Physics) – “Study of Optical Properties of Carbon Black through Single Particle Absorption Spectroscopy" with Nathaniel J. Hogan and Naomi J. Halas

Graduate Poster Session B - $100
Stephen Sanchez (Chemistry) - "Variance Spectroscopy: A New Bridge between Bulk and Single-Particle Studies" with Jason K. Streit, Sergei M. Bachilo and R. Bruce Weisman

2015 Colloquium