Philip Dawson wins Optics and Photonics Prize 2016

The Optical Group and the Quantum Electronics and Photonics (QEP) Group are pleased to announce that the Optics and Photonics Prize 2016, awarded biennially for an outstanding contribution to the optics and photonics community mainly undertaken in the UK or Ireland, has been awarded to Professor Philip Dawson of the University of Manchester.

The prize was awarded for Prof Dawson’s major contributions, over four decades, to the understanding of the optical properties of semiconductors, particularly materials based on gallium nitride which are used for LED lighting. He will be presented with a certificate, and give a plenary lecture, at the Photon16 conference at the University of Leeds, 5-8 September 2016.

Carl Paterson, Chair, IOP Optical Group
David Binks, Chair, IOP QEP Group


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New Early Career Researchers Fund for group members

Are you a researcher within three years of beginning your first paid contract of employment in industry or academia?

IOP have set up a new fund to support to early career researchers who are group members to attend international meetings and visit international facilities.

Applications are considered, for up to £300, on a quarterly basis and should reach the Institute by 1 March, 1 June, 1 September or 1 December.

View more details on the Early Career Researchers Fund and other support and grants available from IOP. A flier for the new fund is also available to download.


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