Prof. Tony Low has been awarded the McKnight Presidential Fellowship for 2019-2020 through 2021-2022. The award recognizes his outstanding research into light-matter interactions in two-dimensional atomic crystals.
Professor Tony Low has made significant contributions to the fundamental understanding of plasmonic and optoelectronic properties in the exciting class of atomically thin two-dimensional materials. His internationally recognized theoretical research provides original blueprints on the use of these materials to manipulate light, particularly in the mid-infrared spectrum. These materials offer the promise of key breakthrough applications in the mid-infrared spectrum, such as nanophotonics, biosensing, beam forming, and thermal detectors. (From the McKnight Presidential Fellows site)
The McKnight Presidential Fellows Program is a three-year award given to exceptional faculty who have been granted both tenure and promotion to associate professor within an academic year. The award recognizes their accomplishments and supports their ongoing research and scholarship. Recipients are recommended by their college dean and chosen at the discretion of the executive vice president and provost based on excellence in research and scholarship, leadership, potential to build top-tier programs, and ability to advance University of Minnesota priorities.