May 31, 2017

Banc Sabadell Foundation Prize for Sciences and Engineering

Romain Quidant named winner of 1st Banc Sabadell Foundation Prize for Sciences and Engineering.This year, the Banc Sabadell Foundation and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) join together to offer the 1st Banc Sabadell Foundation Prize for Sciences and Engineering. This prize aims to encourage and reward excellent work in scientific areas such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering by researchers in Spain, and highlights the Foundations commitment to the promotion, discovery and support of talent.

Leader of the Plasmon Nano-Optics research group, ICREA Prof at ICFO Romain Quidant has been named the winner of this prize that will be officially presented to him at an awards dinner on July 11th. Prof Quidant has been cited for significant contributions to the field of nanophotonics, specifically with his nano tweezers that allow him to trap and move particles as small as molecules and viruses without modifying them. This has enormous applications in biomedicine and opens up new avenues for the technology of tomorrow.

Congratulations Romain!