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William Yen named winner of ICL Prize for Luminescence Research

William Yen, Graham Perdue Professor of Physics, has been named winner of the ICL Prize for Luminescence Research.

The honor from the International Conference on Luminescence was given for Yen’s “pioneering discoveries in the dynamics of solid state optical processes and for exceptional leadership in the field of ­luminescence.”

The ICL Prize was established in 1984 and is awarded in conjunction with the triennial International Conference on Luminescence. The prize was endowed by a consortium of concerns interested in the promotion of luminescence research and is currently funded by Elsevier Science Publishers of Amsterdam. Yen received a plaque and a check for $2,500.