Award Winners

Young Investigator Award
Yearsort icon Award Winner Description
2016 Igor Aharonovich For contribution to the development of single photon emitters in wide bandgap materials.
2015 Jeremy N. Munday For pioneering contributions to plasmonic and photonic light-trapping in solar cells. YI.pdf
2014 Ertugrul Cubukcu "For contributions to photonics beyond the diffraction limit with nanoantenna-based devices and sensors." _ Cubukcu.pdf
2013 Alexandra Boltasseva For seminal contributions to the development of metal-dielectric waveguides for integrated optics and novel approaches for realization of nanoplasmonic devices.
2012 William Green For contributions in CMOS integrable, highly scaled, Silicon Nano-Photonics, and pioneering Silicon Photonics for mid-infrared applications and non-linear-optics.
2011 Hatice Altug For contributions on nanoplasmonics and integrated nanofluidics for biological sensing and spectroscopy.
2010 Sander Lars Jansen For pioneering contributions in optical OFDM for fiber-optic transmission systems.
2009 Aydogan Ozcan For his pioneering contributions to non-destructive non-linear material characterization techniques, near-field and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems.
2008 Jose Azana For pioneer contributions on innovative ultra-fast optical pulse processing techniques, particularly temporal self-imaging (Talbot) effects, using all-fiber grating technologies.
2007 Randy Bartels For pioneering contributions to ultrafast molecular photonics and photonic reagent control of quantum systems on an unprecedented time-scale.