IET A F Harvey research prize winner announced

8 November 2016
IET Communications team
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Dr Arseniy Kuznetsov is the winner of this year's IET A F Harvey Research Prize.

Dr Arseniy Kuznetsov from A-STAR's Data Storage Institute (DSI) in Singapore has been named the recipient of the IET's A F Harvey Research Prize and will receive £350,000 towards his research in nanophotonics.

Dr Kuznetsov, Head of the Advanced Concept and Nanotechnology Division at DSI and world expert in photonics, has won this year’s prestigious IET A F Harvey Engineering Research 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.


The IET's annual A F Harvey Research Prize is named after Dr A F Harvey who bequeathed a generous donation to the IET for a trust fund to be set up in his name for the furtherance of scientific research into the fields of medical, microwave, laser or radar engineering.


Dr Kuznetsov was chosen from high-calibre candidates from across the world for his research in developing a new concept of low-loss dielectric nanoantennas and aims to implement this new technology in real-life devices. His research is expected to benefit a number of areas including virtual and augmented reality and 3D holographic displays.


On winning the award, Dr Kuznetsov said: “I am honoured and believe it will help me and my team to develop innovative technologies, which can make a positive impact to society.”


Sir John O’Reilly, Chair of the IET’s Selection Committee for the Prize, said: “Dr Kuznetsov’s research makes science fiction become science fact by overcoming current bottlenecks and limitations in developing switchable nanoantennas, which are likely to open doors for additional real-life applications.”


The success of this potential break-through could generate an explosive growth of novel nanophotonics-based products and associated markets.


The IET A F Harvey Prize Lecture ‘Novel resonant dielectric nanophotonics for novel technologies’ will take place at IET London: Savoy Place on Thursday 9 March 2017.