José Azaña and Roberto Morandotti awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize

MONTREAL and QUEBEC, - The Institut country wide de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is proud to announce that Professors José Azaña and Roberto Morandotti are recipients of the prestigious Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. The award given via the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) acknowledges remarkable Canadian groups of researchers from one of a kind disciplines who got here collectively to interact in lookup drawing on their mixed expertise and skills, and produced a file of extremely good achievements in the herbal sciences and engineering in the final six years.


"We experience deeply honoured to get hold of this award as this is regarded to be one of the most prestigious distinctions for scientific work in Canada. The award is specially necessary to us due to the fact it acknowledges a sustained collaborative and interdisciplinary effort between our two lookup companies at the INRS-EMT over 15 years," say the researchers.

Professor Azaña, a expert in optical fiber telecommunications and ultrafast photonics, holds the Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast Photonic Signal Processing. Professor Morandotti specializes in nonlinear optics and in the micro and nanofabrication of buildings for photonics. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Photonics. The two researchers cofounded the Ultrahigh Speed Light Manipulation Laboratory.

"This effort has led to key milestones toward the improvement of realistic and environment friendly lightwave-based computing and information-processing systems, such as each classical and quantum platforms, with competencies properly past these of current solutions. We consider our collaborative work will assist in fixing troubles of imperative significance to our society in Quebec, Canada and at a global scale, enabling for instance, to speed up the search for new drug treatments and remedies as properly as for novel substances with extraordinary properties, or the improvement of greener and quicker telecommunication networks," they add.

"We are very proud that two of our professors, who convey collectively two areas of expertise, are receiving the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize this year. This is a substantial awareness of the interdisciplinarity that characterizes INRS and that lets in us to push again the boundaries of knowledge," stated Pascale Champagne, INRS Scientific Director and recipient of the Brockhouse Prize in 2019. 

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