IQC student earns national fellowship

Thursday, August 4, 2011

IQC graduate student Kurt Schreiter has earned the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship to pursue his PhD.

Logo for Canadian Graduate ScholarshipsCongratulations to IQC graduate student Kurt Schreiter, who has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship to pursue his doctoral studies.
 
Schreiter, who conducts his master’s research in IQC’s Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Lab, has earned a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $50,000 annually for up to three years.
 
The awards, announced during a ceremony at McMaster University, celebrate accomplishments of young researchers in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering and health fields.
 
Schreiter was one of four University of Waterloo students to have earned the fellowship this year. His research focuses on “chirped-pulse interferometry” for non-invasive biomedical engineering. 
 
The support provided by the fellowship will allow Schreiter to continue his work at the forefront of quantum science during his doctoral studies.
 
The fellowship is awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Other University of Waterloo recipients this year included Hoan Dang (theoretical physics), Ryan Henry (computer science) and Colleen Merrifield (cognitive neuroscience).
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