The Institute of Physics (IOP) of the United Kingdom announced today that it has awarded the Institute’s highest accolade, the Isaac Newton Medal, to Prof. Eli Yablonovitch for “his visionary and foundational contributions to photonic nanostructures”, which have spawned the research field of photonic crystals. Photonic crystals can manipulate light, similarly as a semiconductor can steer electrical current, and are now being used in research areas as diverse as quantum computation, nanoscale imaging and sensing, photovoltaics, optical interconnects, and high performance light-emitting diodes. Prof. Yablonovitch will receive the Isaac Newton Medal at an awards dinner on November 5, 2015.
The faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and staff of the Center for E3S joins the IOP in applauding the achievements of Prof. Yablonovitch, E3S Center Director, and congratulate him on being named an Issac Newtown Medallist. – Learn more: See the official IOP announcement.