Engineering science's Faryad wins SPIE scholarship

Muhammad Faryad, a doctoral student in engineering science and mechanics in Penn State's College of Engineering, was recently awarded a 2011 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.

Faryad's work centers on propagation and excitation of multiple surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by the interface of a metal and a periodically nonhomogeneous isotropic or anisotropic material.

He received his bachelor's in mathematics and physics from the University of Punjab in Pakistan and his master's in electronics from Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan. Faryad is advised by Akhlesh Lakhtakia, the Charles Godfrey Binder professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State.

Last Updated July 11, 2011