Congratulations to Murat Yessenov, this year’s recipient of the Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship

Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations Murat Yessenov (CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA)!

Murat is a Ph.D. student in the optics program, CREOL, at the University of Central Florida. He got his B.Sc. in Physics at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, where he did undergraduate research in elementary particle physics. Currently, Murat is involved in research in physical optics. He works on space-time wave-packets, which are classically entangled light waves.

“I am truly honoured to receive the scholarship named after Boris Stoicheff – a scientist who excelled both in academic career and community service. Being recipient of this scholarship is great motivation for further academic achievements and public service.” – Murat Yessenov

The CAP Foundation (CAPF) and the Optica Foundation (formerly OSA Foundation) partnered to establish the Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Graduate Scholarship as a memorial to Boris P. Stoicheff, an eminent, internationally renowned laser spectroscopist who also served as President of the Canadian Association of Physicists (1983-84) and the Optical Society of America (1976). The inaugural scholarship was awarded in 2012.

For more information about the Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Graduate Scholarship, please visit this section on the CAP website.

Learn more about the Optica Foundation here.