Koray Aydin One of 20 Finalists for JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award

The honor recognizes exemplary achievements in science, medicine, and academics

Koray Aydin, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was selected by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) as a top 20 finalist for the annual Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award.

Koray Aydin

The award recognizes “incredible young leaders under the age of 40” who exemplify JCI’s mission of exceptional service and positive change in the world, and who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments in 10 categories, including academic leadership, business and entrepreneurship, humanitarian action, scientific and/or technical development, and medical innovation.

A record-breaking 77,206 votes were cast to select the top 20 finalists. Voters included JCI members and friends around the world.

Aydin is the principal investigator of the Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab at Northwestern. The lab’s research mainly focuses on nanophotonics, applied physics, materials science, and nanoscience. Aydin is also a member of Northwestern’s International Institute of Nanotechnology.


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