EPS/QEOD Fresnel Prize awarded to Delft/QN Tim Taminiau


Fresnel Prizes are the two EPS/QEOD prizes awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics made by young scientists (under the age of 35). There is one prize for fundamental aspects and one prize for applied aspects.

Fundamental Aspects
The 2015 Fresnel Prize for fundamental aspects is awarded to Tim Hugo Taminiau for his fundamental contributions to nano-optics and quantum information science through the control of solid-state quantum emitters and spins.

Tim Hugo Taminiau is a tenure-track group leader at QuTech at the Delft University of Technology, where he studies quantum physics, quantum information and sensing based on electronic and nuclear solid-state defect spins. He graduated from the University of Twente in 2005 and obtained a Ph.D. at the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) in Barcelona. In his Phd thesis, he studied metallic nano-particles acting as antennas for optical quantum emitters. Before returning to the Netherlands as a Marie Curie fellow in 2011, Tim investigated optically active defects at the California Institute of Technology and Brown University.