The prize was given for his “unique capacity to study fundamental physical phenomena at the highest level, giving rise to remarkable results and the ability of obtaining relevant applications from his research”. Gabriel was a postdoc in our group at AMOLF and Philips from 2011 until 2014. During this period he investigated the application of plasmonics for solid state lighting. His research was published in highly cited articles and led to several patent applications. We congratulate Gabriel with this excellent prize.