Lab Awards

2014 Moore Foundation Experimental Investigator Award (Margaret Murnane)

2014 NSF Graduate Fellowship (David Couch - student) 


2013 NSF Best Poster and Video National IGERT Competition (Kathy Hoogeboom-Pot - student)

2013 John Dawson Thesis Prize (Franklin Dollar - postdoc)

2013 National Academy of Sciences (Henry Kapteyn)

2013 Honorary Member, Royal Irish Academy (Margaret Murnane)

2013 NSF Graduate Fellowship (Leigh Martin - former undergraduate)

2013 NSF Graduate Fellowship (Jennifer Ellis - student) 


2013 Outstanding Alumni Award, Harvey Mudd College (Henry Kapteyn)

2012 Vice Chair and Chair Elect, APS Division of Laser Science (Henry Kapteyn)

2012 PECASE - Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (Prof. Wen Li - former postdoctoral scientist)

2012 DFG fellowship (Patrik Grychtol - postdoc)

2012 Outstanding Physics Department Graduate, Leigh Martin (undergraduate)

2012 Outstanding Engineering Physics Graduate, Carson Teale  (undergraduate)

2012 NSF Graduate Fellowship (Chris Mancuso - student) 


2012 NSF Graduate Fellowship (Daniel Hickstein - student) 


2012 Chairman Appointment, President's Committee on the National Medal of Science (Margaret Murnane)

2012 Willis Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics (Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn)

2011 Boyle Medal (Margaret Murnane)

2011 Finalist, IEEE Magnetics Society Best Student Paper Award IEEE International Magnetics Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2011 (Chan-La-o-vorakiat - postdoc)

2011 Department of Energy nominiation to be a delegate to 2012 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates (Kathleen Hoogeboom-Pot - student)

2011 CPIA Best Student Poster (October 2011, Kathleen Hoogeboom-Pot - student)

2011 NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Luis Miaja-Avila, former student)

2011 NSF Graduate Fellowship (Dennis Gardner - student) 


2011 Swedish Postdoctoral Fellowship (Piotr Matyba  - postdoc)

2011 Ford Foundation Fellowship (Dennis Gardner - student) 


2011 Jacob Van Ek Award (Leigh Martin - student)

2011 Finalist, APS DAMOP Thesis Award (Temio Popmintchev - postdoc) 


2010 NSF IGERT Fellowship (Susannah Brown - student)


2010 R.W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America (Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane) 


2010 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society (Henry Kapteyn & Margaret Murnane) 


2010 NSF Graduate Fellowship (Kathy Hoogeboom-Pot - student) 


2010 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (Stefan Mathias - postdoc) 


2009 DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship of the German Science Foundation (Isabell Thomann - former student) 


2009 Director's Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Richard Sandberg - former student) 


2009 NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mark Siemens - former student) 


2009 NSF IGERT Fellowship (Kathy Hoogeboom-Pot - student) 


2009 Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Students Studying Abroad (Xibin Zhou) 


2008 Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Henry Kapteyn) 


2008 Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology, American Chemical Society (Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane) 


2008 NSF IGERT Fellowship in Computational Optical Imaging (Paul Arpin - student) 


2008 NSF IGERT Fellowship in Computational Optical Imaging (Matt Seaberg - student)


2008 OSA New Focus/Bookham Student Award (Richard Sandberg - former student)


2008 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (Nickolas Wagner - former student)


2008 Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder (Margaret Murnane)


2006 Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Margaret Murnane)


2006 Finalist, DAMOP Thesis Award (Oren Cohen - former postdoc)


2005 Finalist, DAMOP Thesis Award (Emily Gibson - former student)


2004 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (Emily Gibson - former student)


2004 Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America (Randy Bartels - former student)


2004 Member, National Academy of Sciences (Margaret Murnane)


2004 Finalist, DAMOP Thesis Award (Randy Bartels - former student)


2004 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Margaret Murnane)


2003 Richtmyer Memorial Lecturer of the AAPT (Margaret Murnane)


2002 NSF Graduate Fellowship (Amy Lyttle - former student)


2001 DAMOP AMO Thesis Award (Tom Weinacht - former postdoc)


2001 New Focus Student Research Award (Randy Bartels - former student)


2001 Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University (Margaret Murnane)


2001 Fellow of the American Physical Society (Margaret Murnane)


2001 Fellow of the American Physical Society (Henry Kapteyn)


2000 JILA Scientific Achievement Award (Randy Bartels and Sterling Backus - former students)


2000 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow "Genius Award" (Margaret Murnane)


2000 LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship (Randy Bartels - former student)