Sonakshi Arora wins best poster prize at PECS-XIII


Sonakshi Arora wins Best Poster Award at PECS-XIII in Tokyo
31 March, 2023
At PECS-XIII, The 13th International Symposium on Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures held in Tokyo, Japan , the Best Poster Award was presented to Sonakshi Arora. The topic of the poster was titled “Direct quantification of robustness in topologically trivial and non-trivial photonic edge states in telecom wavelengths”.

Congratulations Sonakshi on winning the award!

Thijs van Gogh wins best presentation prize at NFO 2022


At the Near-Field Optics conference, which was held in Victoria, Canada early September 2022,  Thijs van Gogh was awarded a prize for the best oral presentation.  In his talk titled “Diffusion of optical phase singularities” he discussed his recent experimental work on the diffusive behaviour of phase singularities in random wave fields, through the use of a near-field microscope.

Congratulations Thijs on winning this prize!


Irina Komen wins poster prize at AMO Lunteren 2019


Irina Komen was awarded the poster prize at the conference of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (NNV AMO), held this October in Lunteren, the Netherlands. She presented her work towards measuring exciton-polaritons in 2D WS2 using a near-field microscope. Runner-up for the prize was Thijs van Gogh presenting his work on flow-field singularities in random waves.

Congratulations Irina on winning the prize, and an overall good effort from the group!


Kobus Kuipers wins Physica prize 2019


Kobus Kuipers has been awarded the Physica prize 2019. With this prize, he is being recognized for both his outstanding and innovative research, being one of the pioneers of nanophotonics in the Netherlands, as well as his outreach efforts to bring physics to the general public.

He will receive the award at the FYSICA 2019 congress on friday the 5th of April at Amsterdam Sciencepark, where he will then also give the accompanying Physica lecture.

Congratulations Kobus!

Poster Prize for Irina Komen @ NFO15


Irina Komen was awarded one of the two poster prizes at NFO15, being selected among more than 400 posters. This edition of NFO was held in Troyes, France. Congratulations Irina!

Lorenzo De Angelis wins Emil Wolf award


We congratulate with Lorenzo De Angelis for his recent achievement at the 2017 Frontiers in Optics conference held in Washington DC (USA). On this occasion, Lorenzo was selected as a finalist for the Emil Wolf Award and awarded the final prize for the best presentation in the category “Optical Interactions”. Good job!