Prof. Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark has been elected the winner of the 2020 EPS-QEOD Prize for Research in Laser Science and Applications for his “seminal contributions to surface-plasmon polaritons and the developments of plasmonic metasurfaces”.
Sergey I Bozhevolnyi has initiated experimental research in near-field optics at the Institute of Physics, Aalborg University (Denmark) in 1991, where he has been Professor in 2003-2009 before moving to the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). During 2001–2004, he was also the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Micro Managed Photons A/S set up to commercialize plasmonic waveguides. At SDU, he founded and became a Head of Centre for Nano Optics (SDU Nano Optics). He has been recognised with prestigious European and Danish research grants, various awards and honorary titles, including Fellow of Optical Society of America, Chair of Technical Science at Danish Institute of Advanced Study (D-IAS), Member of Danish Academy of Natural Sciences (DNA) and Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV).