February 19, 2007
Engineering graduate student earns young investigator prize
Mikhail Rudenko, a graduate student in electrical engineering, received a Young
Investigator prize for his presentation at a recent meeting, the 2007 SPIE Photonics
West/BIOS Conference in San Jose. The $750 prize--awarded by PicoQuant, a German
company that makes lasers and fluorescence systems--was split between Rudenko and
Heidi Dietrich of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. According to
a PicoQuant press release, the quality of the talks was so high "it proved extremely
difficult for the jury to nominate the winner."
Rudenko works in the Applied Optics Group led by Holger Schmidt, associate
professor of electrical engineering. The title of his talk was "Integration
and characterization of SiN nanopores for single-molecule detection in
liquid-core ARROW waveguides."