Awards and Honours
uOttawa Faculty of Science’s Research Excellence Award
January 28, 2019
Ebrahim Karimi was awarded this honour for his outstanding contributions to uOttawa’s the Faculty of Science through his numerous and highly impactful research achievements in the field of Photonics.
University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research
January 21, 2019
Robert Boyd was awarded this honour for the importance and exceptional characteristics of his research work in Photonics, which has earned distinction for himself and for the University of Ottawa.
Elected fellow of the Optical Society (OSA)
January 1, 2019
Ebrahim Karimi elected as a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) for outstanding and sustained contributions to the research and development of structured quantum waves, particularly singular optics, optical angular momentum, and quantum information.
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
October 23, 2018
Robert Boyd named was fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Robert Boyd. He is among 416 members of the association being recognized for their “efforts toward advancing scientific applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”
Corresponding Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
September 5, 2018
The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities is a learned society of eminent scientists with international reputation. The Academy can look back on over 100 years of history.
Ontario Early Researcher Award
May 14, 2018
The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. Our own Ebrahim Karimi was selected this year as one of 14 recipients at the University of Ottawa, an unprecedented number of awardees. “The number of recipients honoured this year speaks for itself,” said Sylvain Charbonneau, vice-president, research. “It shows the phenomenal talent of the rising generation of
SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
May 9, 2018
MD Saad Bin Alam, one of our graduate student, has been awarded the 2018 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship. The SPIE awards $298,000 in education scholarships to 88 outstanding SPIE student members annually. Awards are based on a candidate’s potential for long-range contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. We are pleased to congratulate MD Alam on his outstanding work in our research group, and we thank
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
April 4, 2017
Dr. Reshef was awarded this prestigious grant for his outstanding proposal on “Nonlinear optics in integrated zero-index media”.
Charles Hard Townes Award, Optical Society of America, 2016
March 15, 2017
The Charles Hard Townes Award is given for contributions to quantum electronics. Robert W. Boyd is receiving the award for his fundamental contributions to the field of nonlinear optics, including the development of methods for controlling the velocity of light, of quantum imaging methods, and of composite nonlinear optical materials.
IEEE Fellow for contributions to the fields of nonlinear optics and photonics
November 28, 2016
The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honours of the IEEE, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology bringing significant value to our society. Dr. Boyd was recognized for his contributions to the fields of nonlinear optics and photonics.
Vanier Graduate Scholarship
April 4, 2016
Frédéric Bouchard was awarded this scholarship for his research on "Ultra secure quantum communication with high-dimensional "twisted" photons".
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
April 4, 2016
Dr. Fickler was awarded this prestigious grant for his outstanding proposal on “Twisting Macroscopic Quantum Light - Advancing applications and foundations of bright squeezed vacuum by introducing orbital angular momentum of light”.
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society
January 7, 2016
This award is given by the Division of Laser Science of the APS to recognize outstanding contributions to basic research that uses lasers to advance knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light. This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.
IEEE Quantum Electronics Award
October 13, 2014
The Quantum Electronics Award is given to honor an individual (or group of individuals) for outstanding technical contributions to quantum electronics, either in fundamentals or application or both. The Award may be for a single contribution or for a distinguished series of contributions over a long period of time. No candidate shall have previously received a major IEEE award for the same work. The 2014 Quantum Electronics Award was presented to
Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Glasgow
July 2, 2014
On July 2 2014 Professor Boyd was awarded an honorary doctor of science (DSc) degree by the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. The doctorate degree recognizes Boyd’s “considerable contributions” in the field of optical physics. Boyd is a pioneer in nonlinear optical interactions and nonlinear optical properties of materials. He developed composite photonic materials, also known as metamaterials, which can be fabricated to show linear and nonlinear optical
Humboldt Research Award
June 27, 2011
Robert Boyd received the Humboldt Research Award from Professor Dr. Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, June 27, 2011. The Humboldt Research Award, granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, recognizes researchers whose discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact in their own discipline and who are expected to continue being a cutting-edge researcher.