Dennis Gardner, Qingkun Liu and Uroš Tkalec were awarded the SPIE Best Paper award for their posters presentations at the I-CAMP•09 summer school poster sessions in Beijing, Qingdao, and Hangzhou, respectively. Their presentation has been selected for the Best Paper Award based on the rankings given by the Invited Speakers and local organizers at the respective poster sessions. All three of them will receive the Award Certificate and a check for $200 by mail.  They will also receive the complementary SPIE membership (free of charge).

Hangzhou Session

Dennis Gardner

Dennis Gardner, United States
"Self-Assembly of Quantum Rods into Defect of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals"


Qingdao Session

Qingkun Liu

Qingkun Liu, China
"Assembly and Allignment of Plasmonic Nanoparticles by Lyotropic Liquid Crystals"


Beijing Session

Uros Tkalec

Uroš Tkalec, Slovenia
"Broken Mirrors Symmetry in Nematic Colloids Chiral Dimers and 2D Crystals"