Ying Hao is a third year PhD student in the Centre for Photonic Systems in the Electrical Engineering Division, here at the Department of Engineering. She was delighted to receive a Best Student Presentation Award in the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference. Ying's paper "Design study of light-guiding plate in backlighting system" won best paper in the Displays and Solid Lighting category.
Ying's paper describes the design of a light-guiding plate based on low-cost polymer materials, suitable for use in liquid crystal display backlighting systems, and was chosen as the best paper in the category Displays and Solid Lighting.
The Asia Communications and Photonics Conference was held in Shanghai in December 2010. It is Asia's premier conference and exhibition in the Pacific Rim for photonics technologies, including optical communications, biophotonics, displays, illumination and applications in energy. There were 400 student papers accepted, the shortlisted candidates' performances were judged on the contents of their papers, their presentation skills, and their performance at answering questions.