Alumna Oana Malis receives NSF Career Award

April 26, 2013

Alumna Oana Malis (PhD, 1999), currently an assistant professor of physics at Purdue University, has received a five-year, $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation. From Purdue's website: "Malis is seeking to demonstrate a non-polar nitride cascade laser to fill the need for ultra-fast compact light sources tunable by design in the entire underutilized near-infrared range. The program will enable a new class of versatile, ultra-fast devices that will facilitate compact, affordable consumer systems and could eventually surpass the commercial success of the blue nitride lasers. The program also will increase exposure of seventh to twelfth graders from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Central Indiana to the scientific content and method of photonics." Read more about Malis' research here.