Engineering science's Pulsifer wins SPIE scholarship

Drew Pulsifer, a doctoral student in engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, has been named the winner of a 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) scholarship.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, awarded $350,000 in scholarships to 137 students involved in optics, photonics or a related field.

Pulsifer's work centers on bioreplication techniques to copy surfaces such as insect eyes and fingerprints.

He is the second doctoral student in engineering science and mechanics to win a 2011 SPIE scholarship. Muhammad Faryad was recently named a SPIE scholarship winner.

Both students are advised by Akhlesh Lakhtakia, the Charles Godfrey Binder Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics.

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Last Updated July 25, 2011