Optics and Photonics Prize

This prize is biennially awarded jointly with the Optical Group for:

  • an outstanding contribution to the optics and photonics community
  • work mainly carried out in the UK or Ireland

Winners

2020

Professor Miles Padgett

University of Glasgow, UK.

2018

Professor Maurice Skolnick

University of Sheffield, UK.

2016

Professor Phillip Dawson

University of Manchester, UK

Professor Dawson has made major contributions to the understanding of the optical properties of semiconductors, particularly materials based on gallium nitride which are used for LED lighting.

2014

Professor David Walker

Glyndwr University; University College London; Zeeko Ltd, UK.

2012

Professor J Knight

University of Bath, UK.

2010

Professor Ken Grattan

City University London, UK.