Congratulations to Wyant College of Optical Sciences PhD student, Lindsey Wiley, for her 2023 Best Student Paper Award at the 2023 US Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials. The workshop took place from Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 in Chicago, IL.
Lindsey presented her paper, "Collective Summary of the Extended SWIR (eSWIR) Band: Tradeoffs and Applications" in the third Session focused on Devices. Her talk gave an overview of the work she has been doing in the Infrared Systems Group over the past three years, along with some of her colleagues’ contributions. She provided a systems-level perspective on the benefits and drawbacks of the eSWIR band for long-range imaging applications with the goal of helping infrared detector material developers better understand the factors that impact sensor performance and use in the field.
Her advisor, Prof. Ron Driggers, said of the honor, "This is a big deal. The II-VI Workshop is the largest group of infrared detector experts in the world in one place! Lindsey gave an awesome paper." Lindsey plans to graduate with her PhD in May 2024, and hopes to continue working on infrared systems research, either for a government lab or in the defense industry.