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SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Appointment, The highest rank and honor bestowed on University of Connecticut faculty, 2004-

  2. John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award, 2008

  3. Humboldt Research Award (Humboldt Prize) for senior international scientists presented by The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2007.

  4. 2008 Donald G. Fink Paper Prize, awarded by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) among all (over 150) IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Magazines.

  5. Technology Achievement Award from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) in 2008.

  6. Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Wave Technologies, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 2005

  7. The George Washington University’s Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award, University‚Äôs highest honor for its alumni in all disciplines, 2010

  8. Selected in 2003 as one of the nation’s top 160 engineers between the ages of 30-45 by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to be an invited speaker at The Frontiers of Engineering Conference. Member, Frontiers of Engineering Alumni, National Academy Of Engineering (NAE), 2003-

  9. Research Excellence Award, The American Association for University Professors (AAUP), 2012

  10. National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1990

  11. Editorial Board Member, Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Journal (ranked number 1 among all electrical and electronics engineering journals), January 2007-

  12. Advisory Board of the IEEE Photonics Journal, 2013-

  13. Elected Member of the Board of Directors of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 2008-2011.

  14. Founding Editorial Board, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)/Optical Society of America Journal of Display Technology, 2004-2010

  15. Fellow, Institute of Physics (IoP), 2006-

  16. Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2006-

  17. Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1998-

  18. Fellow, Optical Society Of America, 1996-

  19. Fellow, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 1993-