2nd International Conference on Phononic Crystals/Metamaterials, Phonon Transport & Optomechanics
June 2-7, 2013 – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
The Bloch Prize honors the eminent Swiss physicist wtho among many contributions to wave mechanics and theoretical physics formulated the underlying theory for electron wave propagation in periodic media. His theory, known as Bloch theory, laid the foundation for other theoretical developments ultimately leading to a formal classification of all crystals into metals, semiconductors and insulators. In recent years, Bloch theory r e-emerged as the basic underlying mathematical condition for formulating the band structure of modern periodic material such as phononic and photonic crystals.
The 2013 Bloch Prize recipient is Professor Bahram Djafari-Rouhani who is honored for his invaluable contributions to the areas of « superlattices, phononic crystals, phonon-photon interactions, plasmonics, and other related areas « starting with papers that date back to the early 1 980s and extending to the present time.