QuantIC Professor Miles Padgett receives OBE

It is with great pride and pleasure, that QuantIC can announce Professor Miles Padgett, Prinicipal Investigator of QuantIC, has been awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). Miles was one of six leading academics from the University of Glasgow to be recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours for his service to research, education, and outreach.

Professor Padgett said: ā€œIā€™m delighted, of course, to be recognised by my peers in this way for the work that we do here at the University of Glasgow.ā€

As well as being a part of QuantIC, Professor Miles Padgett is Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy in the School of Physics & Astronomy. He also heads an Optics Research Group covering a wide spectrum from blue-sky research to applied commercial development, funded by a combination of government charity and industry.

Professor Padgett is a Fellow both of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy. In 2008 Miles was awarded the UK Institute of Physics, Optics and Photonics Division Prize. In 2009 Miles was awarded the Institute of Physics, Young Medal “for pioneering work on optical angular momentum”. In 2014 he was awarded the Kelvin Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his contributions to optics and his promotion of a global community of researchers. In 2015 he was awarded the Prize for Research into the Science of Light by the European Physical Society, in 2017 the Max Born Award of the OSA and in 2019 the Rumford Medal of the Royal Society. In 2019 he was named by Web of Science as one of the eight, globally highly-cited physics researchers in the UK.

Congratulations Miles – Well and truly deserved