We thank all applicants who submitted entries for the 2021 call. It is rewarding for us to see the continued popularity of our Student Travel Grants.
As in previous years, the submitted papers and theses covered a wide range of applications and research topics. We adopted a two-step process where we verified the eligibility of the submissions and then used a 'random winner generator' to choose three grant recipients from the list of eligible applicants.
This year's winners are:
- Letizia Catalini (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Modeling and observation of nonlinear damping in dissipation-diluted nanomechanical resonators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 174101 (2021). Featured instrument: HF2LI Lock-in Amplifier.
- Darpan Verma (The Ohio State University, USA), Local electric field measurement in GaN diodes by exciton Franz–Keldysh photocurrent spectroscopy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 202102 (2020). Featured instrument: HF2LI Lock-in Amplifier.
- Tian Tian (University of Science and Technology of China, China), Dynamic observation of topological soliton states in a programmable nanomechanical lattice, Nano Lett. 21, 1025 (2021). Featured instrument: HF2LI Lock-in Amplifier.
They will be able to spend their individual prizes of 1'500 CHF on conference fees, textbooks or online courses.
Read what the three winners told us about their experience working with Zurich Instruments' products, and don't forget – the call will open again in 2022!