SPIE conference group 2014

EECS PHD Students Francois Callewaert and Erdem Cicek have won awards for "Breakthrough in Human-Oriented Applications," at the SPIE WEST 2014 Conference, which was held February 4-6, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Both students are advised by Prof. Manijeh Razeghi (who presented a keynote talk at SPIE WEST 2014 Conference on Wednesday February 5, 2014) and are part of the Center for Quantum Devices.

The third recipient of the awards was Arash Tajik, PHD Student (UIUC).

Erdem received the honor for his paper, titled, "Seeing the Invisible in Ultraviolet Spectrum: Early Diagnosis of Melanoma," and Callewart for his paper, titled, "A High Performance Long Wavelength Infrared Minority Electron Unipolar Photodetector Based on InAs/GaSb Superlattice for Early Breast Cancer Detection."

SPIE Photonics West 2014 is the largest and most influential event for the laser and photonics community in North America: 20,000 attendees, two exhibitions, 1,250 exhibiting companies, a wide range of papers on biomedical optics, biophotonics, translational research, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, optical MEMS, and more.

Francois CallewaertErdem Cicek