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Sam and Jiuk’s Co-First Author Paper

Samantha Bordy and Jiuk Byun’s paper on “Nanophotonic materials: enabling targeted cancer diagnostics and therapeutics with light” was recently published in “Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering.” This amazing accomplishment was achieved by both of them and their hard work. Be sure to check out their phenomenal paper!

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End of Academic Year Celebratory Dinner!

Poulikakos Labs celebrated all their accomplishments from the academic year at Gravity Heights! Here’s to many more memories and adventures!

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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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Zaid Completed his Master’s!

Zaid completed his master’s in electrical engineering! He can now be called Magister Zaid. A huge congratulations to Zaid who will now be working on Ph.D!

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Shahrose Completed his Bachelor’s!

Huge congratulations to Shahrose for completing his Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering! We are so excited to have him continue his studies under the M.S program with a specialization in Applied Plasma Physics!

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Zaid passed his ECE Preliminary Exam!

Zaid completed the first requirement of the Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD program: passing the preliminary exam! Thank you to Dr. Shaya Fainman, Dr. Jesse Jokerst, Dr. Saharnaz Baghdadchi, and Dr. Zhaowei Liu for being on his committee!

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Prof. Poulikakos presents at the Sharp Minds Lecture Series to Local Senior Citizens

Prof. Poulikakos presented the lab’s research to local senior citizens at the Fleet Science Center’s Sharp Minds Lecture Series. Thank you to the UCSD MRSEC for this opportunity and to all participants for their wonderful and thoughtful questions!

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BeWise Outreach Event with UCSD MRSEC

Sam, Paula and Prof. Poulikakos presented the fascinating science of structural color in nature to local women in 7th and 8th grade as part of the BE WiSE Program from the Fleet Science Center with the UCSD MRSEC!

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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!