Young scientist becomes first Australian to receive photonics award—9 December 2015

An ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awardee is the first Australian researcher to be awarded the prestigious IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award. Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich, from the University of Technology, Sydney, has received the prestigious award, which recognises game-changing research in the fields of photonics, optoelectronics and materials science conducted by early career researchers under the age of 35. "Aharonovich's work towards single photon sources promises new and exciting developments in quantum cryptography which could address a major issue in today's big data world—the development of unbreakable data encryption methods for private and sensitive data," said UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Glenn Wightwick.

Media issued by University of Technology, Sydney.

 

Image: Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich at the 2015 UTS Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence, accepting the Early Career Research Excellence medal.
Image courtesy: Picture by JesseTaylor for Encapture, supplied by UTS.

Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015