The Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Graz awarded Robert Nuster, member of the Optics of Nano and Quantum Materials (OpNaQ) group, the 2023 Hans-Benndorf-Award. This mobility and visiting award as well as the associated financial support will allow Robert Nuster to spend up to 8 weeks in the group (and in the labs) of Martin Lavery, professor at the University of Glasgow, and collaboration partner of the OpNaQ group for many years. Martin Lavery is a world-renowned expert in structured light based communications, the study of free-space light propagation in turbulent atmosphere, particulate sensing, and acoustic wave shaping. In Glasgow, Robert Nuster as an expert for photoacoustics and laser ultrasound imaging will explore novel ways of sculpting and utilizing acoustic as well as electromagnetic waves. Such studies at the borderlines between several interdisciplinary research areas will strengthen the collaboration of the involved groups and eventually help to pave the way towards the development of new methods.
Contact: Peter Banzer, peter.banzer(at)uni-graz.at