Young Investigator Award Winners

YearAward WinnerDescription
2017 Hannah Joyce For significant contributions to nanowire optoelectronics and terhertz spectroscopy.
2016 Igor Aharonovich For contribution to the development of single photon emitters in wide bandgap materials.
http://photonicssociety.org/sites/default/files/2016%20YI%20%20Aharonovich.pdf
2015 Jeremy N. Munday For pioneering contributions to plasmonic and photonic light-trapping in solar cells.
http://photonicssociety.org/sites/default/files/2015 YI.pdf
2014 Ertugrul Cubukcu "For contributions to photonics beyond the diffraction limit with nanoantenna-based devices and sensors."
http://photonicssociety.org/sites/default/files/YI _ Cubukcu.pdf
2013 Alexandra Boltasseva For seminal contributions to the development of metal-dielectric waveguides for integrated optics and novel approaches for realization of nanoplasmonic devices.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/feb13/Careers-YoungInvestAward.html
2012 William Green For contributions in CMOS integrable, highly scaled, Silicon Nano-Photonics, and pioneering Silicon Photonics for mid-infrared applications and non-linear-optics.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/feb12/Careers-WilliamGreen.html
2011 Hatice Altug For contributions on nanoplasmonics and integrated nanofluidics for biological sensing and spectroscopy.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/apr11/Career-YoungInvest.html
2010 Sander Lars Jansen For pioneering contributions in optical OFDM for fiber-optic transmission systems.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/feb10/YoungInvest.html
2009 Aydogan Ozcan For his pioneering contributions to non-destructive non-linear material characterization techniques, near-field and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/feb09/2009awardozcan.html
2008 Jose Azana For pioneer contributions on innovative ultra-fast optical pulse processing techniques, particularly temporal self-imaging (Talbot) effects, using all-fiber grating technologies.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/apr08/jose_azana.html
2007 Randy Bartels For pioneering contributions to ultrafast molecular photonics and photonic reagent control of quantum systems on an unprecedented time-scale.
sites/default/files/21leos01_43.pdf