A PhD student at EPFL wins MDPI Best Thesis Award

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© 2021 EPFL

Maxim Karpov, a researcher at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences, has been awarded the MDPI Best PhD Thesis Award in Physics for his work on microresonator-based optical frequency combs.

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Each year, the MDPI awards the Best PhD Thesis in Physics from applicants around the world. Winners receives an honorarium of 500 CHF, an offer to publish a peer-reviewed paper in physics free of charge, and a certificate.

This year, the Best Thesis Award has gone to Dr Maxim Karpov for his PhD Thesis titled: “Dynamics and Applications of Dissipative Kerr Solitons”. Dr Karpov is currently a researcher with the lab of Tobias J. Kippenberg at EPFL’s Institute of Physics in the School of Basic Sciences, and his thesis also won the Hans Eggenberger Prize last year.

“I am immensely thankful to the MDPI for their recognition of my doctoral thesis work,” says Karpov. “It is very exciting and encouraging to be acknowledged with such a prestigious award. The award is also a testament to the fruitful and collaborative research environment at EPFL, which made it possible for the technology of optical microcombs to make a giant leap forward.”

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