CRPuO members Robert Boyd and Juan Scaiano add to their list of awards in recognition of their contribution to research in photonics

Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Headshot of Robert Boyd

Prof. Robert Boyd

Our world-class researchers at the CRPuO continue to be recognized for their research contributions, putting the CRPuO and the University of Ottawa at the forefront of research in photonics. 

Prof. Robert Boyd, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics and Professor with the Department of Physics, cross-appointed to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received the 2020 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids, awarded biennially by the American Physical Society (APS). This award is intended to recognize "pioneering contributions to the discipline of composite optical materials and metamaterials, including seminal work on the understanding of nanoscale optical composites, and for developing metamaterials and metasurfaces for crucial photonics applications." (American Physical Society, 2021).

Headshot of Dr. Tito Scaiano

Prof. Juan Scaiano

Prof. Juan Scaiano, Canada Research Chair in Applied Photochemistry and Professor with the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, was the 2020 recipient of the Nicholas J. Turro Award in Photochemistry awarded biennially by the Inter-American Photochemical Society. This award “recognizes innovative contributions in photochemical sciences that transformed thinking or led to meaningful development of the field. The awardees have made sustained scientific contributions with demonstrated successful mentoring of the next generation of photochemists over a period of at least twenty years.” (Inter-American Photochemical Society, 2020).

As a result of our prestigious membership, the CRPuO is able to attract the best and brightest students and post-doctoral fellows to work alongside these top minds in the field - currently over 250 are working with CRPuO members to advance our field. CRPuO researchers maintain collaborations with many countries around the globe by participating in the exchange of people, material, and know-how, and collaborating on common projects.

Congratulations to all our members on their continued recognition and research in the field, but in particular to Prof. Boyd and Prof. Scaiano for these recent recognitions!



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