26 August 2020 Ramon y Cajal Fellowship Award

Dr. Chaitanya Kumar Suddapalli

Dr. Chaitanya Kumar Suddapalli receives fellowship and highest evaluation in the area of Information and Communication Technologies In the recently published list of fellowship recipients for the coveted Ramón y Cajal Fellowship in the area of Information and Communication Technologies, ICFO postdoctoral researcher Dr. Chaitanya Kumar Suddapalli was positioned as the top applicant in his category with a qualifying grade of 100.

The Ramón y Cajal Fellowship program, financed by the European Commission’s European Social Fund through the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, is aimed at promoting the incorporation of excellent researchers from Spain and around the globe in the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation System.

The selection is based on a rigorous and competitive evaluation of the candidates based on their curricular merits, ability to lead a line of research, scientific and professional experience as well as the independence of their career to date.

Chaitanya received his M.Sc. degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India, in 2006. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, he graduated from ICFO’s PhD program in 2012 after defending his thesis on high-power, fiber-laser-pumped optical parametric oscillators from the visible to mid-infrared, for which he was awarded ICFO’s PhD Thesis award for applied research as well as the Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Earlier this year, Chaitanya was also awarded the OSA’s Ivan P. Kaminow Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize. He continues his relationship with ICFO, as a Research Fellow in the Optical Parametric Oscillators group and as a consultant to the research and development division at Radiantis, an ICFO spin-off that is a world leading specialist company in developing nonlinear frequency conversion sources.

Congratulations Chaitanya!