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Reap News
  • December 2017 - John and Abbey sucessfully defend their PhD dissertations. Congratulations!
  • October 2017 - Maggie wins Best Student Presentation at the 33rd North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE) Conference for her presentation "Determining indium surface diffusion parameters on InGaAs/InP by employing droplet epitaxy."
  • Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde will give a keynote address at the 2017 Optics Society of America (OSA) IONS conference in Paris, France, on the topic of optics for energy. This honor was awarded through the OSA's Traveling Lecturer Program.
  • January 2017 - Vandervelde wins ONR DURIP award for ~$500,000 for UV to LWIR ellipsometry
  • August 2016 - Certificate of Occupancy granted for our new lab space. We are moving in! Phase 1 construction essentially complete.
  • August 2016 - Emily Carlson wins the prestigious Provost's Family Graduate Fellowship.
  • August 3, 2016 - Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde has been elevated to the rank of IEEE senior member.
  • July 2016 - Prof. Vandervelde named a Tisch College Faculty Fellow
  • June 2016 - After spending a year in France on her STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship, Abbey Licht accepted a prestigious Epitxial Internship at MIT-Lincoln Lab. We congratulate her, but look forward to her returning to the lab this fall. We miss you Abbey!
  • June 2016 - Maggie Stevens returns to the Naval Research Labs for a second summer as part of her NASA Graduate Fellowship
  • June 2016 - Prof. Vandervelde and graduate students Nicole Pfiester Latham, Maggie Stevens, Abbey Licht, and Emily Carlson present papers at the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist conference in Portland Oregon
  • May 2016 - Prof. Vandervelde gives invited talk at the Interagency Advanced Power Group (IAPG) Mechanical Working Group meeting in Adelphi Maryland.
  • May, 2016 - Graduate Student Emily Carlson Joins REAP Labs!
  • April 2016 - Profs. Vandervelde and Panetta awarded NSF grant entitled, "FAST-TRAC: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Advanced Degree Attainment for Low Income Engineering Students"