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Federico Capasso wins Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

03 November 2010

Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at Harvard University has been honored with the 2010 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics.

Capasso's research has spanned a broad range of areas including electronics, photonics, material science, nanotechnology and quantum electrodynamics. He pioneered the approach widely known as band-structure engineering in the design of heterostructure materials and devices.

Capasso is an SPIE Fellow and has authored over 80 presentations and publications for the Society. He will give the keynote speech at the Fellows Luncheon during SPIE Photonics West, scheduled for 22-27 January 2011 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the Franklin Institute.

Read the complete press release from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.