18 April 2013 ICO Award

Prof. Romain Quidant receives the ICO Award

Prof. Romain Quidant awarded the International Commission for Optics Prize 2012. The ICO Prize is awarded by the International Commission for Optics, an Affiliated Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), and a Scientific Associate of the International Council of Science (ICSU). Its objective is to contribute, on an international basis, to the progress and diffusion of knowledge in the field of optics.

The ICO Prize aims to give worldwide recognition to the early achievements of outstanding young researchers. Only one Prize is awarded each year to an individual under the age of 40, chosen from distinguished candidates from around the world, nominated for noteworthy contributions to optics as measured by impact on the field (past or possibly future), opening a subfield or significantly expanding an established subfield in research or technology. The 2012 Prize goes to ICREA Professor at ICFO Romain Quidant. Prof. Quidant has also been the recipient of other distinguished awards for his contributions to Optics such as the EU Fresnel prize (2009), the ERC Starting Grant (2010) the City of Barcelona Award (2010) and the Príncipe de Girona IMPULSA Award (2011).

The award ceremony took place in Prague on Tuesday April 16th, During the ceremony, Prof. Quidant gave the Ernst Abbe\'s Lecture on the optical and thermal properties of metallic nanostructures and their applications to new functionalities and devices.

Congratulations Romain!