Naween Anand, Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award Recipient
Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award is made annually to senior graduate students in physics who have shown distinction in research and teaching. The Award honors the memory of Professor Charles ("Chuck") Hooper who made seminal contributions to the Department as a Chair, as a distinguished researcher, and as a beloved mentor/teacher. This year's award recipient is graduate student Naween Anand.
Naween Anand, pictured with Graduate Coordinator, Guido Mueller, has distinction in both teaching and research. He has taught a number of physics classes, including labs and discussion sessions as well as teaching for summer lecturer for PHY 2048. Naween's research is on optical and transport properties of novel materials, with emphasis on the PbSnSe alloy system. A soccer player, Naween graduated in Fall 2015.