For his outstanding technical publications based on his doctoral thesis: Nonlinear Optical Propagation in Nematic Liquid Crystals visualizing the processes of nonlinear optics in liquid crystals and summarizing the essence of the physical processes involved in simple, clear, and elegant drawings. Advisor: Gaetano Assanto, University of Rome, Roma Tre (Italy)
For his interactive PowerPoint web-presentation of his doctoral thesis: Multiplexing Studies of Holographically-formed Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals: Morphology, Structure and Device Applications including animation of H-PDLC formation. Advisor: Greg Crawford, Brown University (USA)
For a stimulating web tutorial with interactive graphics on the uses of Fluorescent Confocal Polarizing Microscopy for 3D imaging of the liquid crystal director field.
For the introduction of a new concept to enhance large area displays using discotic liquid crystals that has been implemented by Fuji Film, Corp. with outstanding results in active matrix liquid crystal displays 15 inches and larger. Advisor: Phil Bos, Kent State University, (USA)
An educational and entertaining interactive tutorial on novel banana liquid crystals. Advisor: G. Heppke, Berlin Technical University, (Germany)