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Posted: January 26, 2010

Ocean Optics Names Winner of 2010 Young Investigator Award

(Nanowerk News) Ocean Optics, an industry leader in miniature photonics, is pleased to announce that Cheng-An J. Lin, Ph.D., is the winner of the SPIE 2010 Young Investigator Award sponsored by the company.
The Young Investigator Award is presented to the researcher who is no more than five years out of school and is author of the best juried paper submitted as part of the “Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications V” session of the Nano/Biophotonics Program Track of the 2010 BiOS/Photonics West. The honor includes a $1,000 investigator reward and a company grant to the investigator’s advisor.
(L-R) Marek Osinski, Chairman Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications V of BiOS/Photonics West; Rob Randelman, President Ocean Optics; Cheng-An J. Lin, Ph.D., winner SPIE 2010 Young Investigator Award.
(L-R) Marek Osinski, Chairman Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications V of BiOS/Photonics West; Rob Randelman, President Ocean Optics; Cheng-An J. Lin, Ph.D., winner SPIE 2010 Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Lin, a post-doctoral researcher at the Center of Nano Bioengineering, Chung Yuan University in Taiwan, was honored for his work as lead author of “Synthesis and Surface Modification of Highly Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters and Their Exploitation for Cellular Labeling.” Lin presented the paper (7576-6) on Monday, Jan. 25 at 11:45 a.m. at the BiOS/Photonics West conference. His advisor is Professor Walter H. Chang of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan.
“Supporting and encouraging young scientists from around the world is something we believe in deeply,” said Rob Randelman, President of Ocean Optics. “We have a long history of support for researchers ranging from undergraduate students to post-doctoral fellows to novice professionals and budding entrepreneurs. Young investigators represent the promise of both scientific discovery and industry growth.”
Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 130,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, metrology products and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c., an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.
Source: Ocean Optics (press release)
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