The International Commission for Optics (ICO) and the ICTP established the Award in 2000. In September 2007, the ICTP and ICO agreed to dedicate the Award to the memory and legacy of the late Prof. Gallieno Denardo, who greatly contributed to the development of optics research within ICTP and in developing countries.
The ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award is given to researchers from developing countries who are under 40 years of age on 31 December of the year for which the Award is given, and who are active in optics and photonics research and have contributed to the promotion of research activities in their own or another developing country.
2021-2023 ICO-ICTP Awardees
VR Supradeepa from the Center for Nano Science and Engineering, IISc Bangalore, India, has been awarded the 2022 ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award "for his significant contributions to the field of high power fiber lasers and integrated non linear optics, including cascaded Raman fiber lasers, high power supercontinuum laser sources, and on-chip frequency combs. He has contributed to the promotion of research activities in Optics in India, through the supervision of many PhD students including women and members of unprivileged communities as well as outreach activities for undergraduate students.”
The recipient of the 2023 ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award is Muhammad Qasim Mehmood from the Information Technology Institute of the Punjab at Lahore, Pakistan, "for his remarkable contribution to the field of nanophotonics, in particular plasmonics and materials, and for supervising and inspiring many young researchers in Pakistan."
The Ceremony will be livestreamed from the ICTP website at the following link: ictp.it/livestream
More information about the ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award can be found at the following links:
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