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Awards from OPD21!

Photonics Finland is delighted to present the Optics and Photonics Days 2021 (OPD21) nominated awards! This year awards were shared in three categories:

  • The Company of The Year 2020
  • The Best Doctoral Thesis 2019 and 2020
  • The Best OPD21 poster Awards (3 posters)

The Company of The Year 2020 is Varjo Technologies!

And the best company of the year 2020 award was received by Varjo Technologies for their innovative work on immersive computing. Varjo Technology has been developing state of the art headset allowing the most immersive mixed reality experience ever constructed, where real and virtual elements blend together naturally. You can find more information about their work in the video below.

Speaker: Osku Sahlsten
In video on the right side: Varjo’s CTO Urho Konttori
Core optics team from the left: Perttu Keinänen, Evgeny Shirko ja Andrei Razumov.

The Best Doctoral Thesis Awards goes to PhD Teemu Tomberg (2020) and Phd Matias Koivurova (2019)!

The best doctoral thesis in 2020 was awarded to PhD Teemu Tomberg from the University of Helsinki for his work on “Application of interferometry and cantilever-enhanced photo acoustic spectroscopy to background-free trace gas detection”.

The best doctoral thesis in 2019 was awarded to PhD Matias Koivurova from the University of Eastern Finland for his work on “Coherence of pulsed light: theory, modeling and experiments”.

The Best OPD21 Poster Awards goes for Mehr Fatima, Prabudeva Ramu and Lea Kopf!

Mehr Fatima, research scientist at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, National Institute of Metrology VTT MIKES with her poster on “Radiocarbon dioxide detection using cantilever-enhanced photo acoustic spectroscopy”
Prabudeva Ramu, doctoral researcher in the Optoelectronics Research Center at Tampere University with his poster on “Ultra-thin and flexible solar cells for space applications”
Lea Kopf, doctoral researcher in the Experimental Quantum Optics group at Tampere University with her poster on “Spectral vector beams”

Lea Kopf, Prabudeva Ramu and Mehr Fatima (missing from the photo) was nominated for The Best OPD21 poster!

Warmest congratulations to all of you and best of luck!