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K-State Today

January 7, 2019

Farewell reception for Kristan Corwin Jan. 9

By Malorie Wagner

The College of Arts and Sciences will host a farewell reception for Kristan Corwin, associate dean for research in the college. The reception will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Tointon Great Room of the K-State Alumni Center.

Corwin joined K-State in 2003 as an assistant professor and established a research group in nonlinear optics and frequency metrology. She has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and served as principal investigator for more than $7.8 million in research funding since joining K-State.

Since June 2017, she has served as associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences. She was promoted to the rank of professor in 2016 and named the Ernest K. and Lillian E. Chapin Professor of Physics in 2017. Early in her research career, she was awarded an NSF CAREER award in 2005. In 2010, she received the William L. Stamey Teaching Award. From 2006-2018, she served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on a federally funded Research Experience for Undergraduates site in K-State's physics department. In 2015-2016, she was a visiting fellow at JILA, University of Colorado and NIST, a joint institute for the study of astrophysics, biophysics, quantum information, precision measurement, and atomic, molecular and optical physics. She is currently serving on the board of directors of the Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation, and as chair of the American Physical Society Division of Laser Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences thanks Corwin for the impact she has made during her time at K-State and wishes her the best of luck as she heads to Boulder, Colorado, to serve the National Institute of Standards and Technology as division chief of the Applied Physics Division.