Prof. Frank Koppens obtained his PhD in physics at Delft University (Kavli Institute of Nanoscience), The Netherlands. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, since 2010, Koppens is group leader at the Institute of Photonic Sciences. Koppens has received five ERC awards: the ERC starting grant, the ERC consolidator grant, and three ERC proof-of-concept grants. Other awards include the Christiaan Hugyensprijs, the national award for research in Spain, and the IUPAP young scientist prize in optics. In total, Koppens has published more than 80 refereed papers (H-index above 49), with more than 35 in Science and Nature family journals. Total citations >17.500 (google scholar). Prof. Koppens is workpackage leader and vice-chairman of the executive board of the graphene flagship program, a 1000 MillionEuro project for 10 years.
Koppens is on the Clarivate list of highly cited researchers (ranked in top 1% by citations)