Current Photonics student at VUB
Rohan Sharma awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
Master of Science in Photonics student Rohan Sharma has been awarded a 2021 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. "Sharma receives this award for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related fields", SPIE says.
Our current first-year master student Rohan Sharma (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), is extremely thankful for the SPIE Scholarship, as he sees it as great support for his educational and career goals. “By studying photonics, investigating latest advances in material science, and designing sophisticated optomechanical systems, I aspire to produce novel devices and quality research for sensing various life-plaguing agents”, says Sharma. “Many thanks to my professors and colleagues who helped me throughout my journey.”
SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
In 2021, the Society is awarding $298,000 in education scholarships to 78 outstanding SPIE student members, based on their potential contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. Award-winning applicants were evaluated, selected, and approved by the SPIE Scholarship Committee, Chaired by SPIE volunteer Kate Medicus.
Currently, Rohan is working on the development of multimodal spectroscopy for the read-out of living cells in microfluidic devices. He has published three research articles on optical waveguides for supercontinuum generation and optimization of evaporation modules.
Win a free Student Chapter membership for 2022!
Celebrate the International Day of Light with our Master Photonics Contest! Fill out the quiz and get the chance to win a membership for one of our Student Chapters. Pick your favorite chapter (Photonics Society Ghent or B-PHOT Student Chapter) and the organization you would like to receive a membership for (SPIE or OSA). The one-year membership will be fully paid by B-PHOT Brussels Photonics and UGent and will start on January 1st 2022 (or after your current membership ends). The contest is open to everyone: potential students, current students and former students. The two winners will receive an email in June 2021.