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Student and Postdoc Awards

The Department of Applied Physics has two named Postdoctoral Fellowship awards: The Karel Urbanek and the Marvin Chodorow. Each year, nominees are chosen for each of the awards for a two year fellowship.

The Karel Urbanek Fellowship was created to honor the memory of Karel Urbanek, the founder of Tencor Instruments, known today as KLA-Tencor. The Fellowship was awarded to students until 2002 when it changed to a postdoc award. 

The Marvin Chodorow Fellowship was created to honor the memory of Professor Chodorow, whose academic leadership led to the founding of the Department of Applied Physics. He played a leading role in developing the multidisciplinary laboratory now known as the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory. His theoretical contributions to the design of high power klystrons enabled the construction of the electron linear accelerators used for Nobel Prize winning experiments at Stanford and SLAC and for the X-ray sources that marked the birth of modern radiation therapy.

Named Fellowship recipients: Urbanek Fellow unless Chodorow Fellow Indicated

2019

Di S. Wei
Mark Barber (Chodorow Fellow)

2017

Steven D. Edkins

2016

Monica T. Allen
Elizabeth R. Jerison (Chodorow Fellow)

2015

Samuel Alan Ocko
Harlyn Silverstein

2014

Jack M DiSciacca
Yaron Gross

2013

Yihua Wang

2012

Anand Murugan
Kaspar Sakmann

2011

Merav Dolev (Chodorow Fellow)

2007

Lin Tian

2006

Keiji Lai

2005

Danielle A. Braje

2002

Mark Topinka

1999-00

Myles Steiner
Hui Tian

1998-99

Peter Eastman
Kathryn S. Wilder

1997-98

Christopher Ebert
Dinkar Singh

1996-97

Hui Cao

1994-95

Scott R. Manalis