Waks Elevated to Fellow of the Optical Society of America
Professor Edo Waks was named a 2016 fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). The OSA Fellow Members Committee and Board of Directors honored Professor Waks specifically for outstanding contributions to optical quantum information processing using quantum dots coupled to nanophotonic devices.
The Optical Society of America is a global enterprise dedicated to promoting technical, scientific, and educational knowledge in optics and photonics. Fellows of The Optical Society are elected based on their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics and are selected based on several factors, including specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, a record of significant publications or patents related to optics, technical or industry leadership in the field as well as service to OSA and the global optics community. The OSA consists of more than 17,000 members, with more than half residing outside of the U.S. The organization, headquartered in Washington D.C., publishes journals and sponsors scientific exhibits and student programs.
Waks is a JQI fellow, as well as a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and the Institute for Research in Applied Physics, and the Institute of Physical Science and Technology. His research interests include application of photonic crystals to quantum information processing and the use of photonic crystals for practical tools in optical telecommunication and sensing. Waks received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University while working with Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto in the area of quantum optics and quantum information. After graduating, he became a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, working with Professor Jelena Vuckovic in the Ginzton Laboratory on nanophotonic implementations of quantum information processing. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Electrical Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
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