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Best Student Presentation Award

The OPSS organizes and sponsors the BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION COMPETITION at the icOPEN 2021. This competition recognizes and encourages excellence in graduate and undergraduate studies in the field of optics and photonics. The awards of the first prize, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up of the competition will respectively be, SGD 500, SGD 300, and SGD 200 in Singapore Dollars. The prizes and certificates will be presented at the conference banquet. Several Excellent Awards will also be selected.

In the competition, eligible applicants will present their work at a special oral session during the conference. The judging committee will make a decision based on the students’ presentations at the special session and responses to questions from the committee and audiences.

Chair & Committee

Chair: Shijie FENG, Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Aaron DANNER, National University of Singapore
Jiasong SUN, Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Haixia WANG, Zhejiang University
Qican ZHANG, Sichuan University
Zonghua ZHANG, Hebei University


  • The nominee must be a full time student, including undergraduates and graduate students (Master or PhD candidates). Postdoctoral fellows or non-students are not eligible.
  • The student's area of research may either be theoretical or experimental in any of the general technical and scientific areas normally presented as part of the Conference.
  • The usual abstract review process applies and the submitted abstract must have been accepted for oral presentation by the Conference Program Committee and the applicant must present the work at the Conference.

Application Procedure

Submit an abstract to the Conference by 30 June 2021 according to the standard submission guidelines and deadlines as outlined under Abstract Submission, using these steps:

  1. Login to icOPEN submission portal here
    On the left menu, click on “My Submissions” (under “Author Options”)
  2. Click ‘Submit New Abstract’ and follow the on-screen instructions to submit your abstract.
  3. During submission, select the option ‘Yes’ for Best Student Presentation Award Participation and ‘Oral’ for Preferred Presentation Mode’
  4. An abstract ID will be assigned to each successfully submitted abstract. For faster services, please quote your abstract ID in all correspondences. Note that you DO NOT have to identify the abstract explicitly as part of the student competition in the text of the abstract.
  5. By 30 June 2021, submit in PDF Format the 2-page extended abstract of your presentation
    Email Professor Shijie FENG, Conference Awards Chair your “.pdf” file attachment to
    Please state your abstract ID and include a short (around 500 words) explanation of their contribution to the work described and its significance (can include figures). 30 June 2021 is the submission deadline.
  6. You will receive Guidelines for your oral presentation after the abstract reviewing process.

Enquiries and Assistance

Email Conference Awards Chair: Shijie FENG to