April 4, 2023

2023 J.A. Woollam Company Scholarship awarded to Ömer Yeşilyurt at Purdue University

Ömer writes, “I am writing this letter to express my heartfelt gratitude to the J.A. WOOLLAM COMPANY for funding my Scholarship through the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation. I am honored to receive this prestigious and distinguished award, which means a lot to me. The recognition I have received is a great motivation for me to continue my studies and push the boundaries of our field.”

Ömer Yeşilyurt, Purdue University

“I am a graduate research assistant in Prof. Alexander Kildishev’s group at Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University. My research focus is artificial intelligence-based inverse design for photonics and quantum optics. My work often involves theory, simulation, and experimentation on photonic and plasmonic structures. Your donation will be most helpful in acquiring new computational resources, greatly aiding my research to develop A.I.-based methods for fabricating and characterizing optical devices. Your prestigious award has also brought recognition and is an invaluable aid for my future career as a scientist.”

“Once again, I extend my sincerest gratitude for the scholarship donation. The generosity and philanthropy of individuals such as yourselves make scientific advancement possible. Knowing that there are individuals who care about my research is a significant motivation for me to strive for excellence continually. I am touched by your generosity and hope to give back to society just as you have.”

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