The 2023 EPS-QEOD Fresnel Prizefor applied aspects was awarded to Chao Zuo, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Jiangsu, China, for his pioneering contributions to computational phase imaging and metrology, particularly for noninterferometic quantitative phase imaging and highspeed 3D optical metrology.
More info: https://www.eps.org/blogpost/751263/490842/2023-EPS-QEOD-Prizes
The awarding ceremony was held on June 27th, 2023 at the CLEO/Europe (European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics) in Munich, Germany.
The prize, named after Augustin-Jean Fresnel, a leading physicist in the 19th century, was established in 1999 by European Physical Society. It recognizes the highest level of excellence amongst emerging young researchers in the field of quantum electronics and optics. The prize is awarded biennially to two scientists, one in the field of basic research and the other in the field of applied research. Chao Zuo is the first Chinese scientist to earn the Fresnel Prize for applied aspects.
Chao Zuo is a professor of optical engineering at Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), China. He leads the Smart Computational Imaging Laboratory (SCILab: www.scilaboratory.com) and is also the director of the Smart Computational Imaging Research Institute of NJUST. He has long been engaged in the development of novel Computational Imaging and Measurement technologies, with a focus on Phase Measuring Imaging Metrology. He has published >200 peer-reviewed articles with over 12,000 citations. These researches have been featured on journal cover (including Light, Optica, LPR, PhotoniX, AP, etc.) over 30 times. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of PhotoniX and OLEN. He is a Fellow of SPIE and Optica, and listed as a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.