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.
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