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Samuel Ignacio Zapata-Valencia has been awarded the 2021 Teddi C. Laurin Scholarship for his contributions to the field of optics and photonics. Zapata-Valencia, a master’s student at Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellin, is advised by Jorge Garcia-Sucerquia. His research interests include digital holographic microscopy techniques and the development of low-cost optical devices.
Zapata-Valencia serves in numerous leadership capacities: He has been president of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellin chapter of SPIE. He currently holds the charge of vice president, leading activities of outreach, professional development, and diversity and inclusion. The Engineering Physics program graduate (from Universidad…READ MORE