- Congratulations to Prof. Marek Osinski, who has been elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow (the highest grade in IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). His citation reads "for contributions to analysis of optoelectronic materials and devices."
- Congratulations to student Shabab Saad, who was awarded a prize at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Annual Student Conference. Of the hundreds of posters presented his, entitled "Sol-Gel Synthesis of Clear Uncracked Silica Glass with Large Pore Sizes", won 2nd prize under the Materials Science and Engineering division. Shabab is shown below (center) receiving his award.
- Patent 8,841,756 B2 (Sep 23, 2014) has been issued for Fabrication of optical-quality facets vertical to a (001) orientation substrate by selective epitaxial growth.
- Dr. Robert Karlicek, the Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC), visited and spoke on the future of lighting.