Awards and Recognitions

 

Collegiate Inventors Competition Logo NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME RECOGNITION
Team Cubic LEDs [Graduate Student: Mr. Richard Liu, Advisor: Prof. Can Bayram] selected as a 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist. Richard and Prof. Bayram invented a method for enabling single-crystal single-phase cubic GaN semiconductors. U of I U.S. Patent 10,027,086 (issued July 17, 2018) lays the foundations for enabling this next phase of III-nitride materials for advanced light emitting diodes and transistors.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING RECOGNITION
Invitation to the 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE), hosted by Qualcomm and organized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). This two-and-a-half-days long symposium is held biennially, and this year, sixty participants – including the organizing committee and speakers – from Chinese and US universities, industry, and government are to cover four topics – Smart Cities, New Materials, Neuroengineering, and 5G Wireless Communication Technology.
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of the “2018 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize in Optics” along with 1000€ honorarium for revolutionizing the way graphene has been employed and making major contributions to III-V photonic devices. The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) prize in optics is awarded annually through The International Commission of Optics (ICO) to a scientist who has made noteworthy contributions to applied optics and photonics. The award comes with The IUPAP Young Scientist Medal with the name and discipline (optics) of the awardee engraved on the back, an honorarium, and a certificate. The Prize will be awarded at a major ICO meeting, where Prof. Bayram is invited to deliver an invited lecture.
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of the “2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award” along with $1,000 honorarium in recognition of his seminal contributions to III-V quantum devices and their hetero-integration on silicon and graphene through nanotechnology. The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology. The award comes with an honorarium and a commemorative plaque as well as an invitation to guest edit a future theme issue of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine. The award ceremony was held at the 2018 the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, where Prof. Bayram delivered an invited lecture.
COLLEGE-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for Assistant Professor” along with an honorarium in recognition of his research during the last research year. Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Research were established to honor faculty for outstanding research. Six assistant professors were chosen by their peers based on who has conducted the most outstanding research during the last academic year.
TURKISH-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS & SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2018 Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association (TASSA) Young Scholar Award” in recognition of his accomplishments as a young Turkish American scholar (two junior Turkish-American faculty is recognized every other year).
OSA SOCIETY RECOGNITION
OSA Society has elevated Prof. Bayram to Senior Member status as of 2018 in recognition of his experience and professional accomplishments in the field of optics and photonics.
NSF logo NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2017 NSF CAREER Award” with project titled “Cubic Phase Light Emitting Diodes for Advanced Solid State Lighting”. In 2017, National Science Foundation awarded Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards to 156 scientists amongst > 3,050 applicants (success rate of ~5%). CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
CONFERENCE RECOGNITION
Voted by attendees, recipient of a “Best Student Paper Award” (Mr. Richard (Dicky) Liu) at the 2017 International Conference on Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (CS MANTECH) (awarded to only 1 amongst 22 student presenters (success rate of < 5%)).
Air Force Office of Scientific Research logo NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Award” with project titled “Investigating Heteroepitaxy Principles and Transport Characteristics of Vertically-Integrated GaN-on-Graphene Heterostructures”. In 2016, Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded Young Investigator Program (YIP) awards to 56 scientists amongst > 265 applicants (success rate of ~20%). The objective of YIP program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.
IEEE logo IEEE SOCIETY RECOGNITION
IEEE Society has elevated Prof. Bayram to Senior Member status as of 2016 for his significant technical accomplishments in GaN devices and for significant contributions as an educator in the field of electronics, optics and photonics. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession and (in 2016) is awarded to only 9% of IEEE’s approximately 428,000 members.
IEEE Electron Devices Society Board of Governors Awards Dinner (December 2014): From left to right: Prof. Can Bayram (IEEE EDS Early Career Awardee) and Prof. Dr. Albert Wang (IEEE EDS President, and Professor at the Department Of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.). WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of the “2014 IEEE Electron Devices Society Early Career Award” along with 1,000 honorarium in recognition of his established and emerging contributions in electron devices. This award is intended to promote, recognize and support Early Career Technical Development within the Electron Devices Society’s field of interest, and it is Society’s one of the highest honors.
SPIE Senior Member logo SPIE SOCIETY RECOGNITION
SPIE Society has elevated Prof. Bayram to Senior Member status as of 2013 for his for significant technical accomplishments in GaN devices and for significant contributions as an educator in the field of optics and photonics. SPIE Senior Members are Members of distinction who are honored for their professional experience, their active involvement with the optics community and SPIE, and/or significant performance that sets them apart from their peers.
MIOMD-XI Conference Award Ceremony (September 2012): From left to right: Prof. Klaus von Klitzing (Nobel Laureate 1985, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany), Dr. Can Bayram (Best Paper Awardee), Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi (Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of Center for Quantum Devices). CONFERENCE RECOGNITION
Voted by attendees, recipient of a “Best Paper Award” in 11th International Conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices (MIOMD-XI) – co-chaired by Franklin Medal Laureate Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, Nobel Laureate Prof. Leo Esaki, and Nobel Laureate Prof. Klaus von Klitzing.
IEEE Electron Devices Society Administrative Committee Meeting Recognition Event (December 2010): From left to right: Prof. Dr. Renuka P. Jindal (IEEE EDS President, and William and Mary Hansen Hall Board of Regents Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair at Department Of Computer and Electrical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, U.S.A.), Mr. Can Bayram (IEEE EDS PhD Fellow Awardee). WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2010 IEEE Electron Devices Society PhD Fellowship” along with 5,000 honorarium in recognition of his established and emerging contributions in electron devices. The fellowship is given annually to only three PhD candidates in the world. This award is to help students pursue their career goals in the field of novel electron devices. Mr. Bayram was invited to attend the 2010 IEEE Electron Devices Society Administrative Committee Meeting where he received the award in person on December 5th 2010 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA.
Link Foundation logo NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2010 Link Foundation Energy Fellowship” for his energy-efficient semiconductor solutions in ultraviolet detection, visible light emitters, and near-infrared to terahertz intersubband devices. This nationwide award is open to all PhD students studying in USA and Canada, and given to only select three students who have a proven academic record of innovation and posses a unique promise of generating energy-efficient devices.
IBM logo WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2010 IBM PhD Fellowship” for his unique contributions to science and technology, and for his strong potential to develop innovative solutions to society’s needs. This world-wide award is open to all students around the world, and given to only select students.
ICDD logo WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2010 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship” along with $2,500 honorarium in recognition of his interdisciplinary exploration of III-nitride materials for device applications. This exciting world-wide award is open to students around the world, and given to only 10 students world-wide by the International Centre for Diffraction Data. This is an award to support the education and research program of promising graduate students in crystallography-related fields.
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of the “2009 Engineering Student of the Year Award” along with complimentary registration and accommodation costs to attend Annual Airshow in Dubai in recognition of his impact, and potential for impact on current and future aeronautical and space technology. This award is given annually to one in the world. The key criterion for this award is the impact, or potential for impact, of the candidate’s work on current or future aeronautical or space technology.
IEEE Photonics Society Award Ceremony (October 2009): From left to right: Mr. Can Bayram (IEEE Award Recipient), IEEE Photonics Society President Prof. Dr. John Marsh (from University of Glasgow). Mr. Bayram received his award from IEEE Photonics Society President Prof. Dr. John Marsh (from University of Glasgow). WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2009 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship” along with 5,000 honorarium, complimentary registration and travel grant of $2,500 to attend Photonics Society Annual Meeting. In 2009, this fellowship was awarded to twelve students in the world – seven of them from USA. This fellowship is given to outstanding Society student members pursuing graduate education within the Society field of interest.
Northwestern University Award Ceremony (May 2009): From left to right: Dr. Ferechteh H. Teherani (Founder and CEO of Nanovation), Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi (Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of Center for Quantum Devices), Prof. Dr. Henry Bienen (Northwestern University President), Prof. Dr. Dan Linzer (Northwestern University Provost), Mr. Can Bayram (Dow and SPIE Award Recipient) WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of a “2009 SPIE Laser Technology, Engineering, and Applications Scholarship” along with $6,000 honorarium. This scholarship is awarded to one in the world and is the third top recognition by SPIE Society. It is awarded in recognition of the student’s scholarly achievement in Laser Technology, Engineering, or Applications. Funds are provided in part by a gift from the former Forum for Military Applications of Directed Energy, and in part by SPIE.
Dow Chemical Company Sustainability Innovation Award Ceremony at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (October 2009): From left to right: Prof. Donald Scavia (Director of the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute at University of Michigan), Mr. Can Bayram (Awardee), Dr. Neil Hawkins (Vice President of Sustainability and Environment, Health & Safety for The Dow Chemical Company), and Prof. David C. Munson (Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at University of Michigan). WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Recipient of the “2009 Dow Sustainability Innovation Award” along with $10,000 honorarium in recognition of his research contributing to global sustainability. In 2009, Dow Chemical Company awarded the Sustainability Innovation Award, now called Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA), to one project in select worldwide universities. The Dow SISCA is an initiative to recognize exceptional work by students who are engaged in ongoing scientific, technical or social research to develop innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to meet human needs while also protecting the environment, promoting economic growth and achieving social welfare, now and into the future.
CONFERENCE RECOGNITION
Selected by the 2005 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Program Committee, recipient of a “Travel Award” along with $500 honorarium. This award is a significant honor and represents an investment by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society in future leaders in the field.