MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Ognjen Ilic has been selected to receive the 2019 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication. Ognjen was selected from among numerous well-qualified applicants and nominations for “his outstanding academic achievements, high quality of scientific publications, demonstrated passion for science communication, science outreach efforts to the general public, and clear potential to become a leader in the field of materials research.” The award will be presented at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting.
Ognjen worked as a postdoctoral research associate from 2016–2019 in the Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. He was recently appointed to the position of assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. He earned his PhD degree in physics in 2015 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the Whiteman Fellow, Herchel Smith Research Fellow, and the Harvard College Research Program Fellow.
His research interests include nanophotonics, heat transfer and radiative energy harvesting, opto-mechanics, electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces, thermo-optics, and light-matter interactions in nanoscale devices and materials.
The prize consists of a $2000 cash award, a profile published in MRS Bulletin, a complimentary one-year membership in the Materials Research Society, and an invitation to publish in MRS Bulletin. MRS Bulletin acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation for its generous contribution to support this Prize.
MRS Bulletin is proud to have Ognjen as the recipient of this postdoctoral prize.