ACS Photonics is proud to announce Professor Femius Koenderink, Head of the Center for Nanophotonics at AMOLF in The Netherlands, as the winner of the 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. The lectureship, established in 2016, honors the contributions of a researcher in the first 5-10 years of their independent research career, who has made a major impact on the field of photonics.
Koenderink studied physics and mathematics at the University of Utrecht where he obtained his master’s degree in both fields. He then received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2003. After postdoctoral positions at ETH Zurich and AMOLF, he joined the latter in 2008 as an independent scientific group leader. Currently, Koenderink leads the Resonant Nanophotonics group, where he and his team focus on the study of a range of topics including new nanophotonic materials, emission and absorption control at the nanoscale, metamaterials, plasmonics, single photon quantum optics, single-molecule microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and nanotechnology. “Femius has made impressive contributions to a range of nanophotonics problems. His perspective on single-photon antennas was the most read paper in ACS Photonics in 2017 and is just one example of his recognized expertise,” says ACS Photonics Executive Editor Teri Odom.
Koenderink will present his award lecture at the upcoming Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference (NANOP2018) in Rome, Italy.
Read some of Femius Koenderink’s recent contributions to ACS Photonics:
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (4), pp 710–722
Antenna–Cavity Hybrids: Matching Polar Opposites for Purcell Enhancements at Any Linewidth
ACS Photonics, 2016, 3 (10), pp 1943–1951
Angle-Resolved Cathodoluminescence Imaging Polarimetry
ACS Photonics, 2016, 3 (1), pp 147–154
Statistics of Randomized Plasmonic Lattice Lasers
ACS Photonics, 2015, 2 (9), pp 1289–1297