Dholakia Receives 2017 Thomas Young Medal & Prize

    Date Posted: 
    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Kishan awarded 2017 Thomas Young Medal and PRize

    OSC Adjunct Professor Kishan Dholakia was awarded the 2017 Thomas Young Medal and Prize for his contributions to the field of optical micromanipulation using shaped light fields in liquid, air and vacuum.

    Professor Kishan, of the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom, established an internationally acknowledged and distinguished reputation for his work in the fields of optical micromanipulation and optical beam shaping including new insights into the understanding of complex light fields and their propagation.

    His studies in optical trapping and manipulation of particles have used Laguerre-Gaussian beams for particle rotation and interference of such fields for controlled rotation of trapped particles and the creation of the first 3D structures in optical traps.

    More on Kishan and this award can be found on the Institute of Physics website.