2019: Professor Jelena Vuckovic
Professor Jelena Vuckovic is a Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership, professor of electrical engineering and, by courtesy, of applied physics at Stanford.
Professor Vuckovic was the 9th recipient of the prize for her outstanding contributions to research in the field of photonics.
2018: Professor Mário G. Silveirinha
Professor Mario G Silveirinha, University of Lisbon, Portugal and Senior Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações.
Professor Silveirinha was the 8th recipient of the prize for his outstanding contributions to research in the field of radar and microwave engineering, specifically in the electrodynamics of metamaterials and its applications to microwave components and devices.
2017: Professor Rui L. Reis
Professor Rui L. Reis, PhD, DSc, Hon. Causa MD, FBSE, FTERM, member of NAE, is the Vice-President for R&D of the University of Minho, Portugal, Director of the 3B’s Research Group and of the ICVS/3B´s Associate Laboratory of UMinho.
Professor Reis was the seventh recipient of the prize for his outstanding contributions to research in the field of Medical Engineering, specifically for contributions to bioengineering, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering and biomaterials.
2016: Dr Kuznetsov
Dr Kuznetsov, Head of the Advanced Concept and Nanotechnology Division at DSI and world expert in photonics was the sixth recipient of the prize for his outstanding contributions to research in the field of Lasers and Optoelectronics, as well as pioneering research on dielectric nanoantennas, a new branch of nanophotonics, which studies the behaviour and use of light in nanoscale projects.
2015: Professor Yang Hao
Professor Yang Hao was the fifth recipient of the prize, in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the fields of microwave, antennas and in particular metamaterial antenna innovations.
Professor Hao’s ‘Tailoring Microwave Antennas using Smart Materials via Transformation Optics’ research is focussed on developing a new generation of antennae with better aesthetics and a fundamentally new design, which could allow them to be used in new and exciting ways, particularly in satellite communications and the aerospace industry.
2014: Professor Eleanor Stride
Professor Eleanor Stride was the fourth recipient of the prize, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to research and development of effective therapies for diseases such as cancer and strokes and researching the delivering of sufficiently high concentrations of drugs to a target site whilst minimizing exposure of healthy tissue.
2013: Professor Stuart Wenham
Professor Wenham was the third recipient of the prize, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to research in the field of Lasers and Optoelectronics, specifically for his pioneering laser use in advanced silicon solar cell contact formation.
2012: Professor Hugh Griffiths
Professor Hugh Griffiths of University College London (UCL) was was the second recipient of the prize due to his contributions to radar research and his continuing work to make major improvements in bistatic radar and its applications.
2011: Ed Boyden
Ed Boyden, Benesse Career Development Professor, and Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute, was the first recipient of the prize for his pioneering research contributions to, and development of, the field of optogenetics, which has the potential to enable new approaches to therapy.