2017 Young Scientist Award for the Commission on Laser Physics and Photonics—3 March 2017

Congratulations to ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award recipients—Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich from University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and Dr Mohsen Rahmani from The Australian National University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)—on receiving Young Scientist awards from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich, who currently leads the Nanophotonics research group at UTS, received the 2017 Young Scientist Prize in Laser Physics and Photonics (Applied Aspects) for his outstanding contributions to research on quantum emitters in wide band-gap semiconductors.

Dr Mohsen Rahmani received the 2017 Young Scientist Prize in Laser Physics and Photonics (Fundamental Aspects) for his outstanding contributions to light-matter interactions at nanoscale, particularly nonlinear nanophotonics via metallic, dielectric and semiconductor nanostructures and metasurfaces, which have paved the road for extending nonlinear optics to nanoscale.

The IUPAP is an international academic organisation for the exchange and cooperation of physics, involving an international community of physics researchers. The annual IUPAP Young Scientist Awards honour young scholars with outstanding contributions to various fields in physics and a greater potential for development globally.

Media issued by The ARC Centre of Excellence in Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

Image: Dr Mohsen Rahmani.
Image credit: CUDOS

Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017