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2021 EPS-QEOD Prize for ‘Research in Laser Science and Applications’

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).

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Sergey I Bozhevolnyi

Sergey I Bozhevolnyi

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).
After being awarded Doctor of Science degree from Århus University in 1998 for the research in near-field optics, he gradually shifted the focus of his work to fundamental and applied aspects of surface plasmon polaritons, pioneering the field of plasmonic waveguides and circuitry. In 2013 he received an ERC Advanced Grant, launching research into strongly confined surface plasmon modes, for plasmon-empowered active and quantum nanophotonics, including multifunctional optical metasurfaces. He has published over 400 research articles, dozens of reviews and book chapters, and been regularly included in the Web of Science (Clarivate) List of Highly Cited Researchers in Physics since 2017. The latest achievements include pioneering work on gap plasmon based waveguides and resonators as well as their use for ultra-compact photonic components, quantum plasmonics and gradient metasurfaces enabling complete control over radiation.

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