Prize recognition for CUDOS’ outstanding Early Career Researcher


Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo has been awarded the highly competitive AOS Geoff Opat Early Career Researcher Prize in recognition of her research contribution to the field of optics.

The prize is awarded annually by the Australian Optical Society (AOS) to emerging researchers who have significantly contributed to the field within five years of completion of their PhD.

Dr Blanco-Redondo manages the collaborative research project between CUDOS and The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, focusing on nonlinear and topological nanophotonics, aiming to increase the functionality and the robustness of integrated photonic devices. She recently achieved an important milestone by demonstrating the first topological nanophotonic system in silicon. The research findings were published in Physics Review Letters, and are a key advance towards the development of robust optical circuits that have the potential of enabling large-scale optical integration and quantum information processing.

Dr Blanco Redondo said, “I am very happy and humbled by this award, especially considering the very high level of optics and photonics research in Australia.”

She will receive $1,500 to attend the joint Asia-Pacific Physics and Australian Institute of Physics Conference (APPC-AIP 2016) where she will be awarded her prize and present her research to fellow colleagues.

Andrea Blanco Redondo