Ido is an Associate Professor at the Technion. In his Ph.D. research, Ido discovered new classes of accelerating beams in nonlinear optics and electromagnetism, for which he received the 2014 American Physical Society (APS) Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Laser Science. Ido was the first Israeli ever to win an APS award for his Ph.D. thesis. As a postdoc at MIT, he established the foundations of macroscopic quantum electrodynamics (MQED) for photonic quasiparticles and used it to find a way to enable forbidden electronic transitions in atoms. As a faculty member, Ido created a paradigm shift in the understanding of free-electron radiation, connecting it to the field of quantum optics. He performed the first experiment on free-electron interaction with quantum light, demonstrating that the quantum statistics of photons can be imprinted on the electron. Ido has won multiple awards and grants, including the ERC Starting Grant, the Krill Prize, and the 2022 Schmidt Science Polymath Award. Ido is the laureate of the 2021 Blavatnik Award in Physical Sciences & Engineering in Israel, the 2022 Adolph Lomb Medal, the top international award for a young scientist (age 35 or younger) in the field of optics, and the 2024 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award. For his achievements as a faculty member, Ido was elected to the Israeli Young Academy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing essential national and international issues by advancing young researchers and scientists from a wide variety of academic disciplines.
Dr. Ido Kaminer
Faculty:Electrical and Computer Engineering