2011 Colloquium Winners


Schlumberger Prize - $500
Brent Carey - “Interphasic Evolution as a Mechanism of Stiffness Improvement in Compliant Polymer Nanocomposites" with Kevin G. Yager, Meng Qu, Andrew Gouldstone, Prabir K. Patra, and Pulickel M. Ajayan

Shell Prize - $500
Saunab Ghosh - “Oxygen Doping Modifies New Infrared Band Gaps in Fluorescent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" with Sergei M. Bachillo, Rebecca A. Simonette, Kathleen M. Backingham, and R. Bruce Weisman

Micron Technologies Prize - $500
Heidar S. Khakestar - “Hot Electron-Hole Pair Arising from Plasmon Decay" with Mark W. Knight, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas


Kuraray Prize - $500
Rohini R. Sigireddi - “Quantitative Dark-Field Microscopy of Gold Nanoshells in Cells" with Ryan M. Huschka, Mark W. Knight, and Naomi J. Halas

Texas Instruments Prize - $250
Minh Nguyen - “Using AFM to Investigate the Effect of Size, Pressure, Temperature, and the Contact Surface Conditions on the Collapse of Carbon Nanotubes" with Chenguang Zhang, Varun Shenoy, Gangoli, and Robert H. Hauge

National Instruments Prize - myDAQ Student Kit
Rena Chen - “Optimized Synthesis by Chemical Vapor Depositions of Atomic Layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride" with Zheng Liu, Ken Hackenberg, and Pulickel M. Ajayan


Texas Instruments Prize - $500
Fangfang Wen - “Plasmonic Trapping of a Single Nanoparticle" with Yu Zhang and Naomi J. Halas

RQI Prize - $250
Erik H. Haroz - “The Colors of Armchair Carbon Nanotubes" with W. D. Rice, B. Y. Lu, J. G. Duque, S. K. Doorn, P. Nikolaev, S. Arepalli, R. H. Hauge, and J. Kono

SPIE Prize - $150
Tim Noe - “Time-Resolved Evidence for Superfluorescent Radiation from Quantum Wells in Strong Magnetic Fields" with J. Kim, J. Lee, A. McGill, A. A. Belyanin, G. S. Solomon, D. H. Reitze, and J. Kono

National Instruments Prize - myDAQ Student Kit
Britain Willingham - “Energy Transport in Metal Nanoparticle Chains via Sub-radiant Plasmon Modes" with Stephan Link