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App­lied Pho­to­nics Award 2022 – Young talent award for app­lied pho­to­nics announced

Until June 30, stu­dents and doc­to­ral can­di­da­tes can once again apply for the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for App­lied Optics and Pre­cision Engi­nee­ring IOF’s young talent award with their final the­sis. The »App­lied Pho­to­nics Award« honors work that deals with inno­va­tive opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies for society and indus­try. Up to € 3,000 in prize money is up for grabs.

Pro­mo­ting highly qua­li­fied young talent and reco­gni­zing new ideas in the field of app­lied pho­to­nics at an early stage – this is the aim of the »App­lied Pho­to­nics Award«, the young talent award of the Fraun­ho­fer IOF in Jena.

Pri­zes are awar­ded to a total of three final the­ses in the cate­go­ries Bache­lor, Master/Diploma and Dis­ser­ta­tion. The win­ners will receive prize money and valu­able career con­ta­cts in the pho­to­nics and optics indus­try. The prize money is stag­ge­red as follows:

Cate­gory A: Best Bachelor’s the­sis (1000€)
Cate­gory B: Best Master’s the­sis (2000 €)
Cate­gory C: Best dis­ser­ta­tion (3000 €)

Who is eli­gi­ble to apply?

All bachelor’s, master’s and diploma the­ses as well as dis­ser­ta­ti­ons (in Ger­man or Eng­lish) that were sub­mit­ted to a Ger­man uni­ver­sity or col­lege in 2021 or 2022 and are con­si­de­red »pas­sed« by the time the app­li­ca­tion is sub­mit­ted are eli­gi­ble to participate.

The sub­ject area is irrele­vant: the range of for­mer award win­ners extends from phy­sics to opto­me­try to hor­ti­cul­tu­ral sci­en­ces. The decisive fac­tor for the award is that the work deals with inno­va­tive and eco­no­mi­c­ally via­ble opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies for sus­tainable living and eco­no­mic activity.

Award cere­mony at the inter­na­tio­nal »Pho­to­nics Days«

The »App­lied Pho­to­nics Award« will be pre­sen­ted in Octo­ber 2022 at the »Pho­to­nics Days«, an inter­na­tio­nal career and net­wor­king event orga­ni­zed by Fraun­ho­fer IOF and the Max Planck School of Pho­to­nics. The win­ners will have the oppor­tu­nity to pre­sent their the­sis in front of an expert audi­ence. There is also the oppor­tu­nity to net­work with repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of high-ran­king com­pa­nies in the optics and pho­to­nics industry.

This year, the Fraun­ho­fer IOF announ­ces the »App­lied Pho­to­nics Award« for the fifth time. The tra­di­tion on which the award rests goes back much lon­ger: in 2018, the App­lied Pho­to­nics Award repla­ced the »Green Pho­to­nics« Young Sci­en­tist Award, which had been pre­sen­ted by the insti­tute since 2012.

This year’s »App­lied Pho­to­nics Award« is again being pre­sen­ted with the kind sup­port of the Asso­cia­tion of Ger­man Engi­neers (VDI) and the com­pa­nies Active Fiber Sys­tems, JENOPTIK and TRUMPF.

App­li­ca­ti­ons will be accep­ted until June 30 at ed.refohnuarf.foi@ppa.

For more infor­ma­tion on the call for ent­ries and the app­li­ca­tion pro­cess, visit:
www.applied-photonics-award.de