Four of Saiful Khondaker's students won awards at the 2012 AVS Florida chapter meeting:
- Udai Bhanu received a grand award in the Computational and Experimental Material Science category
- Edwards Jiminez (undergrad, Electrical Engineering) received a grand award in the Materials Characterization category
- Biddut Sarker received second prize
- Feras Alzubi received honorable mention
The event was a joint symposium & exhibition held by the Florida Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology Society (FLAVS) and the Florida Society for Microscopy (FSM). It was held March 5-6 in the UCF Student Union.