School Professor wins Institute of Physics award

News | Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2022

Professor Thomas Krauss, from the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, has been awarded the 2022 Institute of Physics (IoP) Thomas Young Medal and Prize.


Picture of Thomas Krauss

The IoP is the professional body and learned society for physics, and the leading body for practising physicists, in the UK and Ireland.

The medal has been awarded for Professor Krauss’ “pioneering contributions to semiconductor photonic nanostructures that underpin many technologies and research activities today”.

Professor Krauss said: “I am delighted about getting this recognition from the IoP, but it would not have been possible without my excellent team. It's their energy and enthusiasm that makes me excited to get out of bed every morning.”

The IoP awards celebrate physicists at every stage of their career; from those just starting out through to physicists at the peak of their careers, and those with a distinguished career behind them.

They also recognise and celebrate companies which are successful in the application of physics and innovation, as well as employers who demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes.