12 June 2012 Duran Farell Award 2012

Prize recipients from the Optoelectronics Group

ICFOnians receive UPC’s highest award for industrially oriented projects. The Duran Farell Award for Technological Research was convened for the first time in 2000 by the Social Council of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) as a tribute to the entrepreneur from the gas sector, Pere Duran Farell. The Award, granted every two years, aims to encourage research of excellence through the recognition of the quality of a research work carried out during the last three years in the field of technology.

In a ceremony celebrate 12 June on the UPC Campus, Prof Valerio Pruneri, ICREA Professor leading the Optoelectronics group at ICFO, and two members of his team, Daniel Infante, Research Engineer, and Davide Janner, Research Fellow, were honored with this distinction for their development of a prototype of an advanced Head-Up Display (HUD) based on nanotechnology.