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Congratulations to graduating students!

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!

Steve Gillmer and family after being hooded during the Doctorate Ceremony.
Xiangzhi contemplating his time at the University of Rochester on the Eastman Quad before the main graduation ceremony.
Kami, far right, and Klemens, second from right, after graduation during the Hajim graduation ceremony.
Elizabeth and Jon after the undergraduate ceremony at Eastman Theater

Professor Ellis awarded tenure, new patent

Professor Ellis was recently award tenure and is now an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, Professor Ellis and his former advisor ir. Jo Spronck at TU Delft were recently awarded a patent Dual beam splitter interferometer measuring 3 degrees of freedom, system and method of use. This patent, US9518816B2, was awarded on December 13, 2016 with a priority date of December 1, 2011.