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CMP students win prizes at 14th CUDOS Workshop

Tuesday February 24 2015

CMP students Elena Goi, Sahar Tabrizi and Zahraa Al-Baiaty win poster and student challenge awards at the 14th Centre for Ultra-high bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) annual workshop.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellent in Ultra-high bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) holds an annual workshop bringing together centre members from both the contributing national universities, international partner investigators and both national and international invited guests.

As part of the workshop, centre students are invited to present their research in the annual student poster session, with prizes for the three best posters being awarded by a panel of invited researchers.

CMP student Elena Goi was awarded third prize for her poster on 3D topological photonic crystals and drew high praise from head judge, Professor Mordechai Segev.

The centre students were also invited to participate in the annual student challenge, which in 2015 involved the development of simple optical experiments that could be incorporated into the Optical Society of America's Optics Discovery Kit that is distributed to teachers around the world.

CMP students Sahar Tabrizi and Zahraa Al-Baiaty entered their experiment demonstrating waveguide bending losses and were awarded the Directors Choice award. They were also a clear crowd favourite receiving multiple requests for their experiment details by the various teaching related staff in the room!

Congratulations to all three students for their awards!