Sofie Lambert has won the IMEC prize for the best master thesis in engineering at Ghent University for the academic year 2010-2011. The dissertation is entitled 'Trimming Silicon-on-Insulator Ring Resonators with a Polymerizable Liquid Crystal Cladding' (supervisors : prof. dr. ir. Jeroen Beeckman (ELIS-LCP) and prof. dr. ir. Roel Baets (INTEC)). The prize is awarded yearly for a master thesis which offers an excellent contribution to the innovation or the improvement of micro- and nano-electronic components.
Filip Beunis, postdoc in the ‘Liquid Crystals and Photonics’ group at department ELIS, together with co-authors Filip Strubbe, Bart Verboven, Kristiaan Neyts en Dmitri Petrov, has won the ‘Best Poster Presentation Award’ at the ‘9th International Electrokinetics Conference (ELKIN 2010)’, which took place from June 6 to 10, 2010 in Turku (Finland). The winning work ‘Monitoring of charging events on particles in a nonpolar liquid’ is a collaboration between UGent and the ‘Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)’ in Barcelona (Spain) and reports experiments, reminiscent of Millikan’s famous oil-drop experiment, in which changes of only one electron charge on a colloidal particle are monitored during a long time.