The University Prize for Advanced Research awarded to Prof. Adrian Podoleanu

Kent’s third annual Research Prizes took place on 21 April, with 16 awards handed out to staff in recognition of their accomplishments over the previous 12 months. The awards recognised achievements such as publication in top-ranked journals, high citation rates, significant funding awards and impact through public engagement and policy development.

The University Prize for Advanced Research was awarded to Professor Adrian Podoleanu, head of the Applied Optics Group, in recognition of outstanding achievements in developing the field of optical coherence tomography (OCT), founding a strong and successful research group.

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Prof. Mark Green, Head of SPS:

“Prof Adrian Podoleanu is one of the leading physicists in the country. He has developed biomedical optical technology that is treating thousands of patients with eye problems per year worldwide, and has added millions to the UK economy.”