Date: September 18, 2015
Nominated by: X.-C. Zhang
Accomplishment: Maria Schnitzler assisted faculty at The Institute of Optics to prepare DOE GAANN proposal in summer, 2015. She is the key staff to collect the information and put the proposal together. The proposal received perfect scores from two reviewers (100/100), without any negative comments.
Benefit to the Hajim School: The proposal will support six PhD students in optics and photonics training for three years. The total amount is about $900k for both tuition and stipend. This year, our institute recruited more PhD students than previous years, this award will help The Institute and HAJIM school to greatly reduce the financial pressure for the GS.