The purpose of the awards, each of which includes a $1,000 honorarium, is to recognize exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work. These awards are sponsored by Rackham Graduate School and ProQuest, which publishes 70,000 dissertations annually, including nearly 800 by University of Michigan authors. Dissertations are nominated for this award by University faculty who have served as chairs of dissertation committees of outstanding students.
Guoqing (Noah) Chang, EE
"Nonlinear Propagations and High Power THz Generations Using Ultrashort Pulses"