ME Professor Xiang Zhang has been awarded the 2016 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics. The prize recognizes researchers "who have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the field of applied physics. It has been awarded annually since 1998 by the editors-in-chief of the Springer journals Applied Physics A – Materials Science & Processing and Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics."
Professor Zhang is "being presented with the award for his pioneering work on optical metamaterials and nanophotonics. His seminal experimental discoveries include the far field optical super lens that breaks the fundamental diffraction limit, the optical invisibility cloak and the plasmon lasers. His work has a major impact in optical physics and technology such as optical imaging, lithography, and photovoltaics. Zhang is the Ernest S. Kuh Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the Director of the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Zhang’s research was selected by the Timemagazine in 2008 as one of the “Top Ten Scientific Discoveries of the Year.” He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and a recipient of prestigious awards including the Max Born Award and the Fitzroy Medal."
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