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2012 ICO International Prize awarded to Romain Quidant

Researcher at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) Dr. Romain Quidant has won the 2012 ICO Prize for his contribution to optics and photonics.


Romain Quidant leads the plasmon nano-optics research group at the ICFO and has made several pioneering contributions in the field of nano-optics. He has received particular recognition for his studies into the optical properties of metallic nanostructures.

Dr. Quidant has been awarded the 2012 ICO Prize in recognition of his "extraordinary scientific accomplishments in nanoscale optical manipulation".

ICO (International Commission for Optics) is an organisation created in 1947 with the aim of contributing, on an international basis, to the progress and diffusion of knowledge in the field of optics. The ICO Prize, created in 1982, is awarded every year to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution to the world of optics.


The Prince of Girona Foundation recognised the work of this young researcher in 2011 by presenting him with the IMPULSA Science and Academic award for his research into the fight against cancer, through the combined use of nanotechnology, photonics, biochemistry and oncology.

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