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The IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award was established to honor an individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to photonics (broadly defined) prior to his or her 35th birthday.
Presented to: An individual
Scope: To recognize outstanding technical contributions to photonics (broadly defined) prior to the candidates 35th birthday.
Prize: A Certificate and Honorarium
Basis for judging: Candidates are rank-ordered by their qualifications and accomplishments, then discussed by recognized experts on the committee in order to arrive at a final decision.
We are proud to recognize and celebrate honorees of the IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award.
For the development of highly nonlinear ultra-low loss photonic platforms.
Dr. Chang is an assistant professor at Peking University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focus is on integrated photonics, particularly silicon photonics.
Dr. Chang has developed advanced heterogeneous integration technologies for silicon photonics. He has demonstrated highly nonlinear ultra-low loss photonic platforms, which enables the first fully integrated microcomb on chip, and narrowest-linewidth integrated laser. He has published more than 40 papers in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Photonics. He is the recipient of “2022 rising star of light”. His demonstration of microcombs has been selected as “Top 10 advances of fundamental science in 2020”.
|2023||Lin Chang||For the development of highly nonlinear ultra-low loss photonic platforms|
|2022||Deep Jariwala||For breakthrough advances in optical characterization and understanding of light-matter coupling in excitonic and strongly-correlated semiconductors.|
|2021||Xi (Vivian) Chen||For outstanding contributions to high-speed and high-capacity fiber-optic communications.|
|2020||Mikhail Kats||For contributions in the fields of nanophotonics and optical materials, especially for metasurfaces, optics with phase-transition materials, and thermal-emission engineering.|
|2019||Junjie Yao||For pioneering novel photo-acoustic imaging that allows probing living tissue functions at unprecedented accuracy, sensitivity, and speed.|
|2018||Yu Shrike Zhang||For pioneering contributions in applying biophotonics to characterization of engineered tissue constructs.|
|2017||Hannah Joyce||For significant contributions to nanowire optoelectronics and terhertz spectroscopy.|
|2016||Igor Aharonovich||For contribution to the development of single photon emitters in wide bandgap materials.|
|2015||Jeremy N. Munday||For pioneering contributions to plasmonic and photonic light-trapping in solar cells.|
|2014||Ertugrul Cubukcu||For contributions to photonics beyond the diffraction limit with nanoantenna-based devices and sensors.|
|2013||Alexandra Boltasseva||For seminal contributions to the development of metal-dielectric waveguides for integrated optics and novel approaches for realization of nanoplasmonic devices.|
|2012||William Green||For contributions in CMOS integrable, highly scaled, Silicon Nano-Photonics, and pioneering Silicon Photonics for mid-infrared applications and non-linear-optics.|
|2011||Hatice Altug||For contributions on nanoplasmonics and integrated nanofluidics for biological sensing and spectroscopy.|
|2010||Sander Lars Jansen||For pioneering contributions in optical OFDM for fiber-optic transmission systems.|
|2009||Aydogan Ozcan||For his pioneering contributions to non-destructive non-linear material characterization techniques, near-field and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems.|
|2008||Jose Azana||For pioneer contributions on innovative ultra-fast optical pulse processing techniques, particularly temporal self-imaging (Talbot) effects, using all-fiber grating technologies.|
|2007||Randy Bartels||For pioneering contributions to ultrafast molecular photonics and photonic reagent control of quantum systems on an unprecedented time-scale.|