21 October 2019 UPC Thesis Awards 2019

Dr. Achim Woessner

The UPC recognizes ICFO PhD graduate with the Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award The Extraordinary PhD Awards, given annually by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), aim to recognize the best doctoral theses which have obtained "cum laude" in their final PhD defense evaluation. This year, the UPC announced the list of five awardees in the area of Sciences, which includes the thesis of ICFO PhD graduate Dr. Achim Woessner among the list of extraordinary doctoral works for the academic period 2016/2017.

Dr. Achim Woessner received his Masters degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics from Europhotonics coming from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Germany, before joining the Quantum Nano Optoelectronics research group led by ICREA Prof. at ICFO Frank Koppens. His doctoral work centered on studying and understating the fundamental properties and capabilities of graphene plasmonics for the future development of new applications. Dr. Achim Woessner´s thesis, entitled “Exploring Flatland Nano-Optics with Graphene Plasmons” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Frank Koppens.

Congratulations Achim for this outstanding award!