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Cheng Zhang awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

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Cheng Zheng has been awarded an Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) to advance his research in the areas of nanophotonics and nanofabrication.

Cheng Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering working with Professor L. Jay Guo. In one project, he is building structural color filters with angle insensitive response for next-generation displays. He is also working on the design and fabrication of ultrahigh Q optical microring resonators for bio-sensing and biomedical imaging applications.

Mr. Zhang is vice-president of the Optical Society at the University of Michigan, and has been serving as a session/track chair for the Engineering Graduate Symposium since 2011. He received this award as an undergraduate student in 2010.

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SPIE was founded to advance an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. In 2013, SPIE awarded $351,000 in scholarships to 139 outstanding individuals around the world, based on their potential for long-range contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline.

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