Humphrey Maris

Research Professor Humphrey Maris has been awarded the 2017 James Smith Prize of the IPPA (International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association). The Prize was established to recognize outstanding researchers who have been instrumental in the development and evolution of photoacoustic, photothermal and related techniques and applications that have strong impact on diverse scientific and engineering communities. Professor Maris receives this award for pioneering picosecond laser ultrasonics, experimental techniques based on the application of femtosecond lasers to both generation and to detection of  coherent hypersound, which has become a key tool for opto-acousto-optic studies of nanomaterials and nanostructures in microelectronics and in fundamental research.

The James Smith Prize of the IPPA will be presented at the 19 ICPPP meeting in Bilbao, Spain, July 16 –21, at a special Ceremonial Plenary Session.