Photonics Professor Jonathan Klamkin Receives NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant
Photonics Assistant Professor Jonathan Klamkin recently received the NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant. To read the full article on the award in BU Today, click here.
Photonics Professor Theodore Moustakas Named Inaugural Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics by BU Provost
Photonics Professor Theodore Moustakas has been named the inaugural Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics by the BU Provost. This is an endowed position which is a high honor. The Provost remarked of the Professorship: “By design, this prestigious endowed professorship is intended to honor and support a highly distinguished faculty member, envisioned to be in the College of Engineering, whose research, teaching, and service demonstrates deep expertise in photonics and optoelectronics.”
Professor Moustakas will hold this professorship until he retires from Boston University, at which point the endowed professorship will be renamed in perpetuity in his honor: the Theodore Moustakas Professorship of Photonics and Optoelectronics. At that time, an international search will be performed to identify the holder of this prestigious named professorship.
Professor Moustakas is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics at Boston University, with his research focusing on amorphous and nitride semiconductors. He was recently named the 2013 Boston University Innovator of the Year by the BU Provost, and a 2013 Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. His work inventing the blue light-emitting diode (LED) has received significant attention.
To read an article on this topic published by the College of Engineering, click here.
Photonics Center Associate Professor John Connor’s work on diagnostics and therapies regarding Ebola was featured in BU Today. To read the full article, click here.
Photonics Professor Xue Han’s Work on Parkinson’s and the Exciting Field of Optogenetics Featured in BU Today
Photonics Center Assistant Professor Xue Han’s work on Parkison’s disease was featured in BU Today. To read the full article, click here.
Photonics Professor Catherine Klapperich’s Work on Medical Technologies Including New Health Tests Featured in BU Today
Photonics Center Associate Professor Catherine Klapperich’s work on innovative medical technology was recently featured in BU Today. To read the full article, please click here.
Photonics Professor Bennett Goldberg has received the Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award. The Provost announced the award to the BU community on April 15, 2014. To read the full announcement from the Provost’s office, click here.
Photonics Professor Catherine Klapperich Named Dorf-Ebner Distinguished Faculty Fellow by the BU College of Engineering
Photonics Center Associate Professor Catherine Klapperich has been named the first Dorf-Ebner Distinguished Faculty Fellow. To read the full article in the College of Engineering news, click here.
Photonics Director Hosts Optical Society of America Incubator Meeting on Controlled Light in Washington, D.C.
The Optical Society of America strives to provide a unique and focused experience in new and burgeoning topics in optical research. These forums referred to as OSA Incubator meetings allow researchers to further the interest and support of promising areas and assess the broader implications of the topic for future research and application. A recent meeting on Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media was hosted by Professor Thomas Bifano, Director of the Boston University Photonics Center. For more information, click here.
Photonics Professor Josh Semeter was promoted to full Professor. To read the full article in BU Today, click here.
Photonics Professor Xue Han Received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House
Photonics Center Assistant Professor Xue Han has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House. Professor Han develops high-precision genetic, molecular, optical, and electrical tools and other nanotechnologies that study the brain’s ultrafast neural pathways. Her research could be used to create new drugs and other therapeutic approaches for a variety of illnesses. To read the full article in BU Today, click here.