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Terahertz researchers win Faraday Medal

Two Faculty of Engineering professors have won the 2014 Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to experimental physics.

Professor Giles Davies and Professor Edmund Linfield, of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, won the prize for nearly two decades of work on terahertz science and technology, an exciting field that is opening up the uses of the far-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The citation for the award, announced by the Institute of Physics (IoP) today, said: “Professor Davies and Professor Linfield’s contributions to the science and technology of this region of the spectrum over the last two decades are remarkable not only for their outstanding and influential achievements, but also for the breadth of their activities, which have underpinned the spectacular growth of this field internationally.”

Terahertz waves lie in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum between infrared and microwaves. They have a wide range of existing or potential uses including chemical analysis, security scanning, medical imaging, and telecommunications

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“We are honoured to receive this award on behalf of the many colleagues that we have worked with in Leeds, across the UK, and internationally.” Professor Giles Davies

Professor Giles Davies (left) and Professor Edmund Linfield.

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