03 February 2015 ERC Consolidator Grant

Prof. Romain Quidant

Prof. Romain Quidant awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant for young research leaders ICREA Professor at ICFO, Romain Quidant, previous awardee of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, and a ERC Proof of Concept Award, has recently been granted the ERC Consolidator Grant to carry out the project entitled “QnanoMECA” (Quantum Optomechanics with a levitating nanoparticle) With this new project, Romain aims at capitalizing on the unique capability of optically levitating nanoparticles to advance the field of optomechanics well beyond the current state-of-the-art.

As a continuation of the ERC Starting Grants (StG) program, which boost the independent careers of excellent young researchers who are starting to consolidate their own independent research team or program, the Consolidator Grant (CoG) aims to enhance opportunities for young European researchers and support them in their transition from working under a supervised leadership to being well recognized research leaders in their fields of study.

Congratulations Romain for this third ERC award.