TeraView, the pioneer and leader in Terahertz technology and solutions, is pleased to announce that Professor Sir Michael Pepper, TeraView's co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, has been awarded the Institute of Physics Isaac Newton Medal and Prize - given for world-leading contributions to physics.
TeraView’s founder, Sir Michael Pepper, receives highest Institute of Physics accolade
Professor Sir Michael commented: “I am greatly honoured to receive this prestigious award from the IOP for work which is based on collaboration with many colleagues to whom I am greatly indebted.”
Dr Don Arnone, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of TeraView, commented: “TeraView as a Company – and Terahertz as a field – has greatly benefited from Mike’s contributions over the past 20 years, and this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of Mike’s contributions to physics, as this award demonstrates. Mike’s contribution to semiconductor nanoelectronics and discovery of quantised phenomena in the solid state are truly ground breaking, and his wider knowledge of physics has been the bedrock of our pioneering applications work at TeraView. Mike has set a great standard and example for us all to aspire to and follow.”
Terahertz light lies between infra-red and microwaves, and as such has unique properties which enables it to pass through objects and to transmit images and compositional (spectroscopic) information that is ordinarily hidden. Terahertz is non-destructive, safe and fast, making it the ideal inspection and imaging modality for many applications across a range of industries.
TeraView has demonstrated the potential of terahertz technology in a number of applications including the detection of hidden weapons and explosives in security screening, monitoring the quality of pharmaceutical drugs, high value coatings used in automotive and other industries, as well as medical imaging of cancer.
Founded in 2001, TeraView is the world’s first and leading company solely focused on the application of terahertz light to provide solutions to customer issues. A spin out from the Toshiba Corporation and Cambridge University, TeraView has developed its proprietary technology across a number of markets. These include fault analysis and quality assurance for semiconductor chips used in mobile computing and communications, as well as non-destructive inspection of high value coatings used in the automotive, pharmaceutical, food and solar industries. With the largest number of systems in the field, as well as applications know-how made available to customers via a team of dedicated scientists using intellectual property and knowledge in peer-reviewed scientific publications, TeraView is uniquely placed to deliver the business benefits of terahertz to customers. Headquartered in Cambridge UK, sales and customer support are available throughout the Far East, North America and Europe either directly or through a network of distributors.