On May 8, 2017, it was announced that Diana Y. Qiu, was the recipient of the Jackson C. Koo Award 2016-2017. This UC Berkeley Physics Department award is given annually to a high achieving physics graduate student in condensed matter who has advanced to candidacy. The award comes with a gift of $2,000.
The Jackson C. Koo Award was established in 2008 with gifts from Mrs. Jackson C. Koo. Dr. Jackson C. Koo received his B.S. in EECS in 1961; he received his M. Eng. in EECS in 1963; and he received his Ph.D. in Physics in September 1969, all from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Koo’s thesis advisor was Professor Erwin Hahn. Dr. Koo was a member of the Honor Students Society of UC Berkeley and Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, he worked at Bell Labs before joining the staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. During his career he published numerous papers and was listed as an inventor on eight patents.
While all of the candidates are excellent scientists, Diana’s nomination was the strongest. Congratulations!