Rice University Office of Research Award - $1,000
David Renard (Chemistry) - “Solvent-Directed Growth of Aluminum Nanocrystals” with Michael McClain, Benjamin Clark, Christopher DeSantis, and Naomi J. Halas

John J Fannaly Innovative Research Award - $500
Yu Zheng (Chemistry) - “Displacement Kinetics of Single-Stranded DNA Wrapped around Carbon Nanotubes” with Sergei M. Bachilo, Stephen R. Sanchez, and R. Bruce Weisman

John J Fannaly Innovative Research Award - $500
Mehbuba Tanzid (Electrical & Computer Engineering) “Absorption-Enhanced Imaging through Scattering Media” with Nathaniel J. Hogan, Ali Sobhani, Hossein Robatjazi, Adithya K. Pediredla, Adam Samaniego, Ashok Veeraraghavan, and Naomi J. Halas

John J Fannaly Innovative Research Award - $500
Hossein Robatjazi (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - “Plasmon-induced selective CO hydrogenation on earth-abundant aluminum-copper oxide antenna-reactor complex” with Hangqi Zhao, Dayne F. Swearer, Linan Zhou, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas

John J Fannaly Innovative Research Award - $500
Liyang Lu (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - “4D Compressive Imaging for Hyperspectral Video Microscopy” with Kevin F. Kelly


Altos Photonics - Light Conversion USA Award - $250
Haihao Liu (Nakatani RIES Fellowship - ECE) “Hidden Symmetries in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals“ with M. Shoufie Ukhtary and Riichiro Saito

Advantest Award - $250
Chandni Rana (Nakatani RIES Fellowship - ECE) - ”Enhancing the Detection Sensitivity of Terahertz Spectroscopy for Biomolecules using Metasurfaces” with Narimasa Uematsu and Hitoshi Tabata

Micron Award - $250
Grant J. Stec (Chemistry) - “Multicolor Electrochromic Devices with Molecular Plasmonics” with Adam Lauchner, Yao Cui, Alejandro Manjavacas, F. Javier García de Abajo, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas

Lake Shore Cryotronics Award - $250
Youssef Tobah (Nakatani RIES Fellowship - ECE) - “Terahertz Emission and Detection in Graphene Based Heterostructures” with Deepika Yadav, Junki Mitsushio, Stephane A. Boubanga-Tombet, Takayuki Watanabe, and Taiichi Otsuji


Session A Awards:

Altos Photonics - Light Conversion USA Award - $250
Benjamin Clark (Chemistry) - “The Catalyst Matters Most: Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Aluminum Nanocrystals” with Chris DeSantis, Mike McClain, David Renard, and Naomi Halas

Altos Photonics - Light Conversion USA Award - $250
Dayne F. Swearer (Chemistry) - “Heterometallic Antenna-Reactor Nanostructures for Photocatalysis" with Hangqi Zhao, Linan Zhou, Chao Zhang, Hossein Robatjazi, Sadegh Yazdi, Ryan C. Newell, Rowan K. Leary, Michael J. McClain, Peter Nordlander, Emilie Ringe, and Naomi J. Halas

Altos Photonics - Light Conversion USA Award - $250
De Luo (Applied Physics) - ”Formation of bright matter-wave soliton trains” with Jason H.V. Nguyen and Randall G. Hulet

Dow Chemical Company Award - $250
Gladys A. Lopez-Silva (Chemistry) - “Enhancing Lithium-Sulfur Batteries with Hybrid Carbon Nanomaterials” with Caitian Gao, Rodrigo V. Salvatierra, and James M. Tour

Dow Chemical Company Award - $250
Jennifer Burnett (Applied Physics) - “Classification of Circulating Malaria Infected Red Blood Cells Versus Phagocytes Using In Vivo Microscopy of Hemozoin” with Jennifer Carns and Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Lake Shore Cryotronics Award - $250
Lizanne G. Nilewski (Chemistry) - “Carbon Nanomaterials and Corresponding Small Molecule Analogs for Biomedical Applications” with William Sikkema, Almaz Jalilov, Rui Zhang, Kimberly Mendoza, Martyn A. Sharpe, David S. Baskin, and James M. Tour

Micron Award - $250
Luke Henderson (Chemistry) “MRI-Active Au Nanomatryoskhas” with Oara Neumann, Valeria Marangoni, Caterina Kaffes, Hui Zhang, Valtencir Zucolotto, James Bankson, Peter Norlander, and Naomi Halas

Session B Awards:

planarTech Award - $250
Maria Kochugaeva (Chemistry) - “How conformational dynamic influences the protein search on DNA” with Alex Shwets, and Anatoly B. Kolomeisky

Rice Alumni Engineering Award - $250
Patricia Bilbao Ergueta (Physics & Astronomy) - “Unified spin Model for magnetic excitations in iron chalcogenides” with Zhentao Wang, Wen-Jun Hu, and Andriy H. Nevidomskyy

Rice Center for Engineering Leadership Award - $250
Pelham Keahey (Applied Physics) - “Differential Structured Illumination Microendoscopy for Improving In Vivo Detection of Cervical Cancer” with Preetha Ramalingam, Kathleen Schmeler, and Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Rice University School of Engineering Award - $250
Rashad Baiyasi (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - “Characterization and fitting of complex fluorescence point spread functions” with Christy Landes and Stephan Link

Rice University School of Natural Sciences Award - $250
Rodrigo V. Salvatierra (Chemistry) - “Li dendrite suppression using graphene-carbon nanotubes electrodes” with Abdul-Rahman O. Raji, Nam Dong Kim, Xiujun Fan and James M. Tour

Shell Award - $250
Roger Ding (Applied Physics) - “Progress towards isotope-dependent optical trapping of strontium” with Francisco Camargo, Joseph D. Whalen, Germano Woehl Jr., F. Barry Dunning, and Thomas C. Killian

Shell Award - $250
Sudeshna Chatterjee (Chemistry) - “Understanding activation-deactivation mechanism of NMDA receptors using single molecule FRET” with Drew M. Dolino, Caitlin E. Nurik, Vasanthi Jayaraman and Christy F. Landes

Note: This year our Oral Presentation Awards were Travel Awards

Awardees: Please see important information regarding your SCI Travel Award here.

2016 Colloquium