09 July 2019 2019 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship

ICFO Prof. Frank Koppens named 2019 recipient The Editors of ACS Photonics have announced that ICREA Professor at ICFO Frank Koppens is the winner of the 2019 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. The lectureship, established in 2016, honors the contributions of a researcher, within the first 5-12 years of their independent research career, who has made major impacts on the field of photonics.

“Thanks to Frank’s groundbreaking and pioneering work aimed at studying the fundamental behavior and potential applications of graphene and related 2D materials, today we have a deeper and better understanding of this unique class of materials. Recognized worldwide for starting a new research field, graphene nanophotonics, Frank’s research has undoubtedly made a remarkable impact on the photonics community,” says Harry Atwater, ACS Photonics Editor-in-Chief.

As the winner o fthe ACS Photonics young Investigator Award Lectureship, Professor Koppens will present his award lecture at the Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference (NANOP2019) in Munich, Germany in September.