Ido Kaminer joined Technion–Israel Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor after a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Rothschild Fellow and a Marie Curie Fellow. During his Ph.D., Ido discovered new classes of accelerating optical beams, for which he received the 2012 Israel Physical Society Prize and the 2014 APS Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Laser Science. He is a recipient of the Azrieli Faculty Fellowship, GIF Young Scientists grant, and ERC starting grant. Ido’s research in quantum electrodynamics addresses fundamental and applied problems in photonics, plasmonics, 2D materials, and electron microscopy. His lab combines femtosecond lasers and electron microscopes, working toward novel light sources and ultrafast detectors.