Student Best Paper Finalists

Group 1: Materials, Resonators, and Resonator Circuits

Temperature Coefficient of Frequency in Silicon-Based Cross-Sectional Quasi Lame Mode Resonators
Sarah Shahraini, University of Central Florida

Towards Ka Band Acoustics: Lithium Niobate Asymmetrical Mode Piezoelectric MEMS Resonators
Yansong Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

High-Cx/Co Hollow Disk Resonators
Alper Ozgurluk, University of California, Berkeley

2.5 GHz Highly-Linear Magnetic-Free Microelectromechanical Resonant Circulator
Yao Yu, Northeastern University

Group 2: Oscillators, Synthesizers, Noise, and Circuit Techniques

Implementation of Multi-Step Look-Ahead Sigma-Delta Modulators Using IC Technology
Charis Basetas, National Technical University of Athens

Commercial Crystal and MEMS Oscillators characterized at Deep-Cryogenic Temperatures
Harald Homulle, TU Delft

Field-deployable Photonic Microwave Synthesizer
Michele Giunta, Menlo Systems GmbH

Low phase noise cryogenic amplifiers and oscillators based on superconducting resonators
David Chaudy, Thales

Group 3: Microwave Frequency Standards and Applications

Off-resonant Light Shift in CPT Ramsey Spectroscopy of Clock Transitions
James Pollock, NIST

Progress Towards a Cadimium Ion Microwave Clock based on Sympathetic Cooling
Yani Zuo, Tsinghua University

Inhomogeneous Light-Shift in Helium Magnetometer
Sheng Li, Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

A Portable Microwave Clock Using Laser-Cooled Trapped 171Yb+ Ions
Sean Mulholland, NPL

Group 4: Sensors and Transducers

Micro-Resonator-on-Membrane For Real-time Biosensing
Mohammad Mahdavi, University of Texas at Dallas

A 200-nm-gap Titanium Nitride Composite CMOS-MEMS CMUT for Biomedical Ultrasounds
Tzu-Hsuan Hsu, National Tsing Hua University

Frequency Doubling in Wirelessly Actuated Multiferroic MEMS Cantilevers
Sidhant Tiwari, UCLA

MEMS Surface Coating Condition Monitoring via Nonlinear Tapping of Resoswitches
Shih-Chuan Lu, Wen-Ruei Du, and Wei-Chang Li


Group 5: Timekeeping, Time and Frequency Transfer, GNSS Applications

ACES-Pharao test of the gravitational redshift : Refined estimation of the expected sensitivity
Etienne Savalle, SYRTE

Investigation into a GPS time pulse radiator for testing time-stamp accuracy of a radio telescope
Zwivhuya Ramudzuli, SKA SA

First Field Trial of the Frequency Transfer System with Passive Stabilization Scheme
Chenxia Liu, BUPT

Nonlinear Interaction between Neighboring Data Channels and a Frequency Signal in a Commercial Optical Fiber Communication System
Patrick Sykes, UMBC

Group 6: Optical Frequency Standards and Applications

Detailed Characteristics and Cavity Stabilization of Dual-wavelength Good-bad Cavity Active Optical Clock
Duo Pan, Peking University

Spectral Purity Transfer for High Performance Strontium Lattice Clocks
Michele Giunta, Menlo Systems GmbH

Silicon cavity at 4 Kelvin with thermal noise limited performance
John Robinson, JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder

Frequency comparison of two ytterbium optical lattice clocks at NIST with low 10<sup>-18</sup> level uncertainty
Xiaogang Zhang, National Institute of Standards and Technology