The ICO-IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics

Apply before 15th April. See the details below.

This prize is awarded annually since 2008 by IUPAP through ICO to a scientist who has made noteworthy contributions to applied optics and photonics during a maximum of 8 years of research experience after having earned a PhD degree. Career interruptions will not be counted as time of research experience.

The prize includes:
  • A citation
  • A cash amount of US$1.000, as stabilised by IUPAP
  • The IUPAP Young Scientist Medal with the name and discipline (optics) of the awardee engraved on the back.
  • An invitation to give a talk in a major ICO or IUPAP sponsored event
BEFORE 15th April:

An email with all the documents must be send by the nominator to the chair person of the ICO-IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics: Dr. Gilles Paulliat ( gilles.pauliat@institutoptique.fr )

DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT:
  • Signed letters including each nominator’s current affiliation and business address, describing the achievements for which the candidate is nominated for this award
  • A separate pdf file with a full CV of the nominee indicating the date of birth.

IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics
Golden Book

List of the winners of the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics in reverse chronological order

2021

Giulia F. Mancini, Italy

“For contributions to imaging and scattering of nanostructured materials using high- harmonic soft X-ray sources and research on extreme ultraviolet imaging”.

2020

Bhavin Shastri, Canada

“For his pioneering contributions to Neuromorphic Photonics”.

2019

Chao-Yang Lu, China

“For significant contributions to optical quantum sciences”.

2018

Can Bayram, USA

“For the first time, revolutionizing the way graphene has been employed in optics and photonics”.

2017

Giulia Grancini, Switzerland

“For her deep knowledge on photophysical properties and ultrafast light-induced dynamical processes”.

2016

Laura Na Liu, Germany

“For outstanding contributions to nano-optics, nanophotonics, nanoplasmonics, and metamaterials.”

2015

Frank Koppens, Netherlands

“For his remarkable, outstanding, groundbreaking, pioneering and numerous contributions to Nano-Optoelectronics.”

2014

Albert Schliesser, Denmark

“For his outstanding contributions to photonics and optomechanics, in particular by developing a micro-frequency comb and a radio-to-optical mechanical transducer.”

2013

Andrea Alù, USA

“For ground breaking work in metamaterials and plasmonics, and for the introduction of the concept of scattering-cancellation-based metamaterial cloaking.”

2012

Nirit Dudovich, Israel

“For developing a completely new approach to attosecond pulse metrology.”

2011

Goëry Genty, Finland

“For his outstanding contributions in pulse propagation and ultra-fast dynamics in nonlinear optical fibers, particularly his groundbreaking results on supercontinuum generation and nonlinear instabilities.”

2010

Shuang Zhang, United Kingdom

“For his outstanding contributions in metamaterials and plasmonics, particularly for the first demonstration of the double-fishnet structure and for excellent achievements in realization of the first three-dimensional optical negative-index metamaterials.”

2009

Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Germany

“For his outstanding contributions in attosecond physics, particularly for the generation of attosecond pulses and their application for the direct measurement of light waves.”