Thesis Prizes awarded by the Optoelectronics Fund

This scheme was established in 1998.  All UK universities were invited to nominate PhD graduates whose research covered fundamental experimental or theoretical optoelectronic effects, including optical signal processing and physiological optics, or their applications in such areas as laser technology, displays, optical communications and astronomy.  The prizes awarded between 1998 and 2002 were as follows:

2002    
Dr. Russell Coggrave £2,000  
Loughborough University    
Supervisor: Professor J.M. Huntley    
Temporal phase unwrapping: development and application of real-time systems for surface profile and surface displacement measurement
     
Dr. Leif Johansson £1,000  
University College, London    
Supervisor: Professor A.J. Seeds    
Broadband millimeter-wave radio fibre systems    
     
2001    
Dr. Owen. Thomas £2,000  
Oxford University    
Supervisor: Professor A.J. Parker    
A specialisation for relative disparity in cortical area V2  
     
Dr. Donald R. Barnhart £1,000  
Loughborough University    
Supervisors:  Dr. J.M. Coupland and Professor N.A. Halliwell
Whole-field holographic measurements of three-dimensional displacement in solid and fluid mechanics
     
 2000    
Dr. Hans Joerg Thiele £2,000  
University College London    
Supervisor: Dr. P. Bayvel    
Investigation of high-speed optical transmission in the presence of fibre nonlinearities
     
Dr. Brian Mangan £1,000  
University of Bath    
Supervisor: Professor P.St.J. Russell    
Photonic crystal fibres    
     
1999    
Dr. Martin Charlton £2,000  
University of Southampton    
Supervisor: Dr. G.J. Parker    
Computational design and microfabrication of photonic crystals
     
Dr. John-Mark Hopkins £1,000  
University of St. Andrews    
Supervisor: Professor W. Sibbett    
Compact, low-threshold femtosecond lasers    
     
1998    
Dr. Lutz Raddatz £2,000  
University of Bristol    
Supervisor:  Professor I.H. White    
High speed fibre-optic datacommunication systems  
     
Dr. Shun-Chen Lee £1,000  
Heriot-Watt University    
Supervisor: Dr. I. Galbraith    
Electron scattering processes in semiconductor quantum wells