Professor Maria Antonietta Loi wins Physica Prize 2018
27 Feb 2018
Professor Maria Antonietta Loi wins Physica Prize 2018University of Groningen
The Netherlands Physical Society (NNV) announced today that UG Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics Maria Antonietta Loi will receive the Physics Prize 2018 on 13 April. The prize is for excellent physics research by a physicist working in the Netherlands.
In winning the prize Loi joins the ranks of Nobel laureates Klaus von Klitzing, Gerard 't Hooft , Martinus Veltman, astronomer Ewine van Dishoeck and famous physicists such as Robbert Dijkgraaf. Loi joined the UG in 2006 and was appointed Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics in 2011. This field of research relates to converting light to electricity or vice versa, as with LEDs and solar panels. Loi works at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM) at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.