The Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarships were initiated by Tina Kidger to provide a lasting memory of Michael's talent in the teaching of optical design.  

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The Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship was established to honour Michael John Kidger who passed away while on a lecture trip to Australia in 1998. Michael was a well-respected educator, design software developer and member of the optical science and engineering community. He leaves a legacy of sincere concern for the understanding of his students and leadership in the development of practical design software for PC's. The award is a grant award in the amount of $5,000.

The 2017 winner of the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship award is Jonathan Papa. Jonathan is currently in his third year of the PhD program at The Institute of Optics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester working with Prof. Jannick Rolland, Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering.

Michael John Kidger
Imperial College London
Kidger Optics, Ltd

Selection criteria, requirements, submission of application documents and
ranking criteria are detailed here: 
Selection Criteria & Requirements

International Optical Design Conference
Denver, CO, USA 2017

Back L-R: Ozan Cakmakci, Florian Fournier, Brian Wheelwright,
Fabian Dürr, Kyle Fuerschbach; Front L-R: Jonathan Papa, Eric Schiesser,
Yunfeng Nie, Liying Chen, Dewen Cheng

For further information please contact:  Andy Wood  or  Tina Kidger

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