CU-Boulder professor awarded $875,000 Packard Fellowship

By: Steve Thursday October 25, 2012 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU-Boulder, Milos Popovic


Milos Popovic
BOULDER - Milos Popovic, assistant professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been awarded a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.

Popovic is one of 16 researchers from universities across America to receive a fellowship this year, announced by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.

Each of the Fellows will receive an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years.

Popovic will investigate light-based devices for future microchip technology where light particles squeezed into nanometer-scale dimensions in silicon nanowires on chips give rise to unique physics.

His research may enable ultra-low energy, "smart" self-adaptive circuits and technology for communications and computation using quantum mechanics, CU-Boulder said.

Popovic joined the CU-Boulder faculty in January 2010 after serving as a postdoctoral associate in the optics and quantum electronics group at MIT. He holds the GE/Donnelly Faculty Fellowship in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

Thirteen other CU-Boulder faculty have received the Packard Fellowship over the years.

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