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ORC Graduate awarded thesis prize by IOP

Published: 18 November 2010

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has awarded ORC graduate, Dr Nikitas Papasimakis, their Quantum Electronics and Photonics PhD Thesis Prize for his Thesis entitled "Trapped-modes, slow light and collective resonances in metamaterials."

This year’s prize has been awarded jointly to Nikitas and another PhD graduate; they will each receive £125.

Prior to receiving this prize Nikitas’ thesis had been widely publicised through 40 publications including a paper in Nature photonics, 4 Physical Review Letters and 12 conference papers linked to invited and keynote talks.

He was awarded an EPSRC PhD plus award in 2009 and has recently been appointed as a Leverhulme Advanced Research Fellow associated with the EPSRC Centre for Photonic Metamaterials based in the ORC.

On receiving the prize Nikitas commented "I am very honoured to jointly receive the thesis award from the Institute of Physics and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Professor Nikolay Zheludev and Dr Vassili Fedotov for their guidance during my PhD."

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