The Australian and New Zealand Optical Society (ANZOS) Postgraduate Student Prize recognises outstanding contributions by postgraduate students to the field of optics and photonics in Australia and New Zealand. The prize is A$1500, through which ANZOS wishes to encourage and recognise the research being done by our students members.
An application consists of a narrative description of a significant piece of research performed by the applicant, suitable for publication or presentation at a conference, together with supporting documents and referee reports.
The Prize is judged by a committee appointed by the ANZOS Council.
Applications from female candidates and members of other historically under-represented and disadvantaged groups in STEM are strongly encouraged.
An applicant must be sufficiently advanced in their research project to have obtained significant results in optics or a related area, suitable for publication or presentation at a conference.
Since the research supervisor's report is a major factor in the assessment process, supervisors should be prepared to rank their students against the selection criteria if contacted by the selection committee.
Applicants should provide:
1. A two-page document prepared by the applicant providing
2. A brief curriculum vitae
3. A current publication list including refereed journal articles, conference papers, theses and reports, etc
Previous winners of the Postgraduate Student Prize:
- 2020: Kirill Koshelev - Australian National University
- 2019: Gayathri Bharathan - Macquarie University and Kai Wang - Australian National University
- 2018: Rocio Camacho Morales - Australian National University
- 2017: Litty Thekkekara - RMIT University
- 2016: Dhruv Saxena - Australian National University
- 2015: Katie Chong - Australian National University
- 2014: Matthew Collins - The University of Sydney
- 2013: Michael Taylor - The University of Queensland
- 2011: Robert Williams - Macquarie University
- 2010: Sebastian Saliba - University of Melbourne
- 2009: Stephen Christopher Warren-Smith - University of Adelaide
- 2008: Michael Jones - Queensland University of Technology
- 2007: Felicity Cox - University of Sydney
- 2006: Kristy C. Vernon - Queensland University of Technology
- 2005: Aidan Brooks - Adelaide University
- 2004: Ilya Shadrivov - Australian National University and Thomas White - The University of Sydney
- 2003: Joseph Hope - Australian National University
- 2002: Luke Maquire - University of Melbourne
- 2001: Winfried Hensinger - University of Queensland
- 2000: Saiedeh Saghafi - Macquarie University
- 1999: Daniel Day - Victoria University
- 1998: Marlies Fiese - University of Queensland and Justin Blows - Macquarie University
- 1997: Tanya Monro - The University of Sydney
- 1996: Andrew White - The Australian National University
- 1995: David Balaic - University of Melbourne
- 1994: Howard Wiseman - University of Queensland
- 1993: Duncan Butler - University of Melbourne