IFCS’18 Student Paper Competition

June 15, 2018 | Contributed By - Rob N. Candler

Student Paper Competition winners with the IFCS’18 organizers. From left to right: Aaron Partridge – General Chair; Rob Candler – Academic Chair; SPC winners: John Robinson, Yani Zuo, Sarah Shahraini, Sidhant Tiwari, Michele Giunta, Chenxia Liu and Dana Weinstein – Technical Program Chair.

The competition

The IFCS student best paper competition was held during the IFCS conference at Olympic Valley California during the afternoon poster session on Wednesday, May 23rd. Four students were nominated from each of the six technical groups based on their submitted abstracts. At the conference, a team of judges for each technical group viewed presentations by each poster’s student author. Judges asked in-depth questions and each team of judges subsequently held discussions to select a single winner from the group. The six best paper winners were announced at lunch on Thursday, May 24th. Each winner received a certificate and check for $500. All of the judging teams commented on how difficult it was to select winners because the work was of such high quality.


Meet the winners of the Best Student Paper Competition at IFCS 2018

Sarah Shahraini, University of Central Florida. Temperature Coefficient of Frequency in Silicon-Based Cross-Sectional Quasi Lame Mode Resonator for Group 1 – Materials, Resonators, and Resonator Circuits.


Michele Giunta, Menlo Systems GmbH. Field-deployable Photonic Microwave Synthesize for Group 2 – Oscillators, Synthesizers, Noise, and Circuit Techniques.


Yani Zuo, Tsinghua University. Progress Towards a Cadimium Ion Microwave Clock based on Sympathetic Cooling for Group 3- Microwave Frequency Standards and Applications.


Sidhant Tiwari, UCLA. Frequency Doubling in Wirelessly Actuated Multiferroic MEMS Cantilever for Group 4 – Sensors and Transducer.


Chenxia Liu, BUPT. First Field Trial of the Frequency Transfer System with Passive Stabilization Scheme for Group 5 – Timekeeping, Time and Frequency Transfer, GNSS Applications.


John Robinson, JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder. Silicon cavity at 4 Kelvin with thermal noise limited performance for Group 6 – Optical Frequency Standards and Applications.

Last updated On: December 9, 2018