Awards and Honours

Ontario Early Researcher Award

Ebrahim Karimi

May 14, 2018
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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

MD Alam

May 9, 2018
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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

Charles Hard Townes Award, Optical Society of America, 2016

Robert Boyd

March 15, 2017
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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.

Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society

Robert Boyd

January 7, 2016
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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

Robert Boyd

October 13, 2014
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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

Robert Boyd

July 2, 2014
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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

Robert Boyd

June 27, 2011
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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.