EPFL PhD student wins EPS-QEOD Thesis Prize
Maxim Karpov, who received his PhD from EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences, has been awarded one of the two 2021 Thesis Prizes for applied aspects from the Quantum Electronics and Optics division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) for his work on microresonator-based optical frequency combs.
The prestigious EPS-QEOD Prizes and Awards are given on odd-numbered years to honor the work of scientists in the field of physics.
This year, one of the two EPS-QEOD Thesis Prize for applied aspects is awarded to Dr Maxim Karpov, who received his PhD from EPFL in 2020. Dr Karpov’s research, carried out in the lab of Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences, explored the dynamics of dissipative Kerr solitons in optical microresonators and demonstrated their performance in real-world applications. Karpov is currently working at the Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
The Prize was presented during a special Plenary and Awards Ceremony of the CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2021.