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Poulikakos Labs Awarded Beckman Young Investigator Award

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced today the selection of its 2022 class of Beckman Young Investigator Awardees from U.S. colleges and universities. The awardees exemplify the Foundation’s mission of supporting the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open new avenues of research in science. They were selected from a pool of over 225 applicants after a three-part review led by a panel of scientific experts. Congratulations Poulikakos Labs!

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Anna Nguyen selected as Genentech Scholar!

Anna Nguyen was selected to be a part of the Genentech Scholars program! She will be participating in a 10-week, full-time summer research experience for undergraduates, supported by the Genentech Foundation. We can’t wait to see what she does during the summer and in the future!

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Paula Kirya: Plenary Talk at Stanford Research Conference

In April, Paula presented our current research on colorimetric metasurfaces for tissue diagnostics. She was one of four students selected to be a plenary speaker for the Stanford Research conference out of the 79 student presenters. Well done Paula!

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Paula Kirya selected as McNair Scholar!

Paula Kirya was selected to join the McNair Scholars Program, a big congratulations on this well-deserved honour and huge achievement! We are excited to see all of the amazing research she pursues in the McNair Program!

https://ugresearch.ucsd.edu/research-programs/mcnair/about.html

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Nanoelectronics meets Nanophotonics!

Today we had our first joint group meeting with the Bione Lab (https://www.zjahed.com), led by Prof. Zeinab Jahed in Nanoengineering! We enjoyed our lively scientific discussions on the many overlapping and complementary research directions that arise when nanoelectonics meets nanophotonics!

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Welcome Jiuk!

Today, Jiuk Byun joined the lab as a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering! Welcome Jiuk!

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Welcome Shahrose!

Shahrose Khan is co-advised by the Boechler Lab and the Poulikakos Lab. He joined in Summer 2021 as an undergraduate student researcher. Welcome Shahrose!

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Welcome Joshua!

Dae Yong (Joshua) Kim joined the Poulikakos Lab as an undergraduate student researcher this week. Welcome Joshua!

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Welcome Paula!

Paula Kirya joined the Poulikakos Lab as an undergraduate student researcher today. Welcome Paula!

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Welcome Sam!

Today, Samantha Bordy joined the group as a PhD student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – welcome Sam!