The BOC Bursary is an annual award presented by BOC Gases to outstanding Tyndall students. The 2018 award was presented by Tommy Moore of BOC Gases, and Eoin O'Reilly to the winner Stefano Moroni and runner-up Saroj Kanta Patra.
Stefano, PhD Student Photonics - Epitaxy and Physics of Nanostructures group, received the award for his research on the use of site-controlled pyramidal quantum dots as sources of entangled photons to be used for quantum information.
Saroj, PhD Student Photonics Theory group, received the award for his research on the use of nitride-based quantum dot nanostructures for achieving next generation single photon emitters required for quantum cryptography applications.
All Tyndall Masters and PhD students, supervised by Tyndall staff or Tyndall academic members, whose research involves the institute and is beyond their first year of study, are eligible to apply. Applications for the annual BOC Gases Bursary are awarded on the basis of research accomplishments and promise for the future.
Congratulations to Stefano and SarojKanta!