EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Awards

The EPS-QEOD Board together with the EPS Young Minds are happy to announce EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Awards to attend CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021.

EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Awards (Best Student Presentation Awards) – 2021 Laureates

Dominik Auth, Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany
Electrical injection-locking dynamics of a frequency-modulated comb
Antonio Cutrona, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Self-Starting temporal cavity solitons in a Laser-based microcomb
Alvaro Rodriguez Echarri, ICFO – Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Barcelona, Spain
Crystalline atomically-thin films boost the nonlinear optical response
Matthew Garett, The University of Sydney, Australia
Ultra-deep multi-notch microwave photonic filter utilising on-chip brillouin procesing and microring resonators
Aurelian John-Herpin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
Infrared metasurfaces augmented by artificial intelligence for monitoring dynamics between all major classes of biomolecules
Lal Krishna A.S., Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
Resonantly enhanced third harmonic up-conversion of 2.4 micron excitation using amorphous germanium zero contrast gratings
Shima Rajabali, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Breakdown of polaritons in ultrastrongly coupled nanophotonic systems
Bartu Şimşek, National Nanotechnology Research Center, Ankara, Turkey
High-Power cladding light stripper with vapor deposition of polyethersulfone
Robyn Tucker, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Subwavelength video-rate terahertz carrier microscopy
Simon White, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, Australia
Demonstration of Lossy linear transformations and two-photon interference via singular value decomposition

EPS-­QEOD  Travel  Grant  Student  Awards  will be  attributed  on  behalf  of  the  European  Physical  Society   through its Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) and Young Minds Action Committee. The   awards   consist   of   travel   grants   and   they   are   given   to   PhD   Students   who   wish   to   attend a QEOD-sponsored conference and whose scientific contribution in optics and photonics is of the highest quality. The goal of this award is to help talented young scientists to contribute to QEOD-sponsored European conferences in optics by taking in charge part of their expenses to the conference. The 2021 CLEO/Europe-EQEC Conference is elligible for these awards.
Note: In case travel is not permitted, these Awards will be substituted by “Best Student Presentation Awards”. The amounts of the Awards will then be 500,-€ for each laureate.


  • 10 grants are available.
  • The monetary sums are 500 € for PhD Students working in a European country or 1000 € for PhD Students working outside Europe.
  • All PhD Students wishing to attend the conference are invited to apply. Only thesis students can apply, doctoral positions are not accepted.
  • The monetary amounts will be given by bank transfer after the conference.

Selection criteria

  • The grants will be awarded to PhD Students having not yet defended their thesis at the dates of the QEOD-sponsored conference. Recipients must have an accepted oral or poster contribution at the conference.
  • Only one grant will be awarded per person and per research group. Applicants from developing countries should receive a particular attention.

Application procedure

  • Applications must be made between December 1, 2020 and January 29, 2021 by using the online system of the CLEO/Europe-EQEC conference submission system.
  • There, a special item will point to the EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Awards.
  • If you are interested in applying, just tick the corresponding box during the on line submission,
  • Then below this item upload a double-page pdf document (.pdf format) detailing

Page 1:
(i) your name, surname, date of birth,
(ii) your complete affiliation,
(iii) the title and the 35-word abstract of your contribution,
(iv) starting date of the PhD studies and expected date of the PhD defense,
(v) your list of publications limited to the five most significant articles.

Page 2:
(vi) a support letter of the supervisor.


2019 EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Awards to attend CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019:

  • Emil Vosmar Denning, DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
  • Vinícius C. Ferreira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Xin Jin, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Energie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT), Varennes, Canada
  • Aleksandrs Leitis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ziqi Li, School of Physics, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan, China
  • Paulius Mackonis, Solid State Laser laboratory, Department of Laser Technologies, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Ahmed Othman, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dmitrii Pushkarev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • Jérémy Raskop, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (LKB), Paris, France
  • Varun Sharma, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India

All laureates received a diploma during the EQEC 2019 Plenary Talk and Award Ceremony which took place on Tuesday 25 June 2019, from 10:30 to 12:30, ICM Room 1.