Ocean Optics Names Winner of 2010 Young Investigator Award

03-Feb-2010 - Netherlands

Ocean Optics announced that Cheng-An J. Lin, Ph.D., is the winner of the SPIE 2010 Young Investigator Award sponsored by the company. The Young Investigator Award is presented to the researcher who is no more than five years out of school and is author of the best juried paper submitted as part of the “Colloidal quantum dots for Biomedical Applications V” session of the Nano/Biophotonics Program Track of the 2010 BiOS/Photonics West. The honour includes a $1,000 investigator reward and a company grant to the investigator’s advisor.


(L-R) Marek Osinski, Chairman Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications V of BiOS/Photonics West; Rob Randelman, President Ocean Optics; Cheng-An J. Lin, Ph.D., winner SPIE 2010 Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Lin, a post-doctoral researcher at the Center of Nano Bioengineering, Chung Yuan University in Taiwan, was honoured for his work as lead author of “Synthesis and Surface Modification of Highly Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters and Their Exploitation for Cellular Labeling.” Lin presented the paper at the BiOS/Photonics West conference. His advisor is Professor Walter H. Chang of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan.

“Supporting and encouraging young scientists from around the world is something we believe in deeply,” said Rob Randelman, President of Ocean Optics. “We have a long history of support for researchers ranging from undergraduate students to post-doctoral fellows to novice professionals and budding entrepreneurs. Young investigators represent the promise of both scientific discovery and industry growth.”

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