First year Optics PhD student Martin Tangari and Optics MS student Yanqi Zhang have recently joined the Precision Instrumentation Group. Both students will be working on research related to freeform optics metrology on projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Center for Freeform Optics. Welcome to the group and much success for your research!
Several students in the Precision Instrumentation Group have graduated as part of the class of 2017! PhD students Steven Gillmer and Xiangzhi Yu, both in mechanical engineering, were formally hooded. Fenghe Zhong received his MS in Optics. Undergraduates Elizabeth Fox (MechE), Klemens Gowin (Optics), Bill Green (MechE), and Kami Tinkham (Optics) completed their BS degrees. Bill was also awarded the Newton Prize recognizing his contributions to published research during his undergraduate studies. Elizabeth was name MechE Senior of the Year. Congratulations to all!
Ethan Burnham-Fay, Xiangzhi Yu, Fenghe Zhong, and Allie Browar placed second in the 3rd Annual ASPE Student Competition held in Portland, Oregon in late October this fall. The group spent all night working on a laser scanning system using MechBlocks from MOTUS Mechanical.
Also, these four students, along with Chen Wang, Dan Brooks, Kaitlin Wozniak, and Bill Green were all recipients of NSF Grantee Scholarships to attend the ASPE Annual Meeting.
MechE undergraduate student and PIG member Loudon Blake has been making parts for the practice carillion. His work has been part of the EAS141 Machine Shop course. More details on the project can be found here. Nice work Loudon!
Photograph of the new (left) and old (right) hammer head made by Loudon.
[Photo Credits: J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester]