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IPQ News 2015

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IPQ/IMT researchers receive funding by the European Research Council for the Commercialization of Research Results

July, 2015: The project „HYPHEN – Hybrid Photonic Engines for Massive Cloud Connectivity“ has been selected for funding in the framework of the Proof-of-Concept-Initiative of the European Research Council (ERC-PoC). HYPHEN aims at evaluating the commercial prospects of compact emitter and receiver units for wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) transmission in data centers.

The team of KIT researchers headed by Christian Koos will receive EUR 150,000 for the innovative potential of their results. The ERC proof-of-concept initiative aims at supporting ERC grantees to bridge the gap between research and the early-stage commercialization.

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Muhammad Rodlin Billah is one of the Top Students Recognized for Excellence in Optics at CLEO 2015

May, 2015: Muhammad Rodlin Billah is one of this year's Maiman Outstanding Student Paper Competition Honorable Mentions. He received this student award for his paper "Multi-Chip Integration of Lasers and Silicon Photonics by Photonic Wire Bonding", which was selected by the CLEO 2015 technical program committee among nearly one thousand submissions and five finalists.

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Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich is a recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award

March, 2015: Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich, PhD candidate at the IPQ/IMT, received a prestigious and highly competitive IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems of relevance to IBM and which are fundamental to innovation including innovative software, new types of computers, technology, and interdisciplinary projects that create social and business value.

Philipp-Immanuel is working on Hybrid 2D/3D integration. The thesis aims at exploring and demonstrating hybrid photonic systems that combine planar photonic integrated circuits with three-dimensional micro-optical elements (e.g. free-form microlenses, prisms, or gratings).