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Faculty Society Fellows 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is proud to have a number of IEEE, APS, OSA, and SPIE fellows among our faculty and alumni.

IEEE  •  APS  •  OSA •  SPIE 

 


 

IEEE Fellows

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A brief citation is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth percent of the total voting Institute membership. 

Current Faculty

Aazhang (thumb) 

Behnaam Aazhang, J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chair, ECE Department
1999
"for contributions to multi-user wideband digital cellular communications"  

Antoulas (thumb)  A.C. Antoulas, Professor
1992
"for contributions to the theory of linear system realization"
 
Baraniuk (thumb) 

Richard G. Baraniuk, Victor E. Cameron Professor in Engineering
2002
"for contributions to the development of techniques for time-frequency and multiscale analysis" 

Clark (thumb) 

John W Clark (Life Fellow), Professor
2005
"for contributions to modeling in electrophysiology, and cardiopulmonary systems" 

Halas (thumb) 

Naomi J. Halas, Stanley C. Moore Professor; Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics; Professor, Bioengineering
2008
"for contributions to metallic nanoshells and nanoparticles with tailorable optical properties and applications in biotechnology and chemical sensing" 

Knightly (thumb) 

Edward W. Knightly, Professor
2009
"for contributions to multi-hop wireless networks" 

Mittleman (thumb) 

Daniel Mittleman, Professor
2011
"for contributions to terahertz radiation imaging, sensing, and spectroscopy" 

Orchard (thumb)  Michael T. Orchard, Professor
2000
"for contributions to the theory and development of image and video compression algorithms" 
Sabharwal (thumb) 

Ashutosh Sabharwal, Professor
2014
"for his contributions to the theory of and experimentation in wireless systems and networks" 

Simar (thumb) 

Ray Simar, Professor in the Practice
2011
"for leadership in digital signal processor architecture development" 

Tittel (thumb) 

 Frank K. Tittel (Life Fellow), J.S. Abercrombie Professor; Professor of Bioengineering
1986
"for contributions to the development of excimer lasers and tunable lasers for high-resolution spectroscopy" 


Emeritus Faculty


Charles S. Burrus (Life Fellow)
1981
"for contributions to signal processing and electrical engineering education" 

Don H. Johnson, J.S. Abercrombie Professor Emeritus
1990
"for contributions to the modeling of auditory systems and to array processing methods" 

J. Robert Jump (Life Fellow)
1995
"for contributions to the theory and design of interconnection networks for parallel computer systems" 

James Forest Young
1996
"for engineering contributions to the development of ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet coherent sources of radiation

 


  

American Physical Society (APS) Fellows

Any active APS member is eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum, or by the APS General Fellowship committee. After review by the full APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council.  

Halas (thumb) 

Naomi J. Halas, Stanley C. Moore Professor; Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics; Professor, Bioengineering
2001

Citation: For the development of new types of nanoparticles with unique optical properties and applications, and groundbreaking studies of molecular modification of scanning probe microscope tip properties.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science 

Junichiro Kono (thumb) 

Junichiro Kono, Professor
2009

Citation: For contributions to optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures, including magneto-optical studies of Aharonov-Bohm physics in carbon nanotubes. 

Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics 

 
Mittleman (thumb) 

Daniel Mittleman, Professor
2014
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of the ultrafast optical properties and terahertz spectroscopy of materials and the investigation of new techniques for imaging and spectroscopic measurements using terahertz radiation. 

Tittel (thumb) 

 Frank K. Tittel, J.S. Abercrombie Professor; Professor of Bioengineering
1990

Citation: For significant contributions to high-resolution laser spectroscopy, especially the development of new spectroscopic sources and techniques. 

Nominated by: Division of Laser Science 


  

The Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellows


OSA Members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics may be proposed for election to the class of Fellow. The number of Fellows is limited by the Society's bylaws to be no more than 10% of the total OSA Membership. Candidates for Fellow Membership are nominated by peers who are themselves OSA Fellows. The OSA Fellow Members Committee reviews each nomination and recommends candidates to the Board of Directors annually.  

Halas (thumb) 

Naomi J. Halas, Stanley C. Moore Professor; Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics; Professor, Bioengineering
2004, Board Member
Technical Group - Photonic Detection 

Mittleman (thumb) 

Daniel Mittleman, Professor
2004
Technical Group Ultrafast Optical Phenomena 

Tittel (thumb) 

 Frank K. Tittel, J.S. Abercrombie Professor; Professor of Bioengineering
1987
Technical Group - Applied Spectroscopy, Environmental Sensing, Laser Systems 


Emeritus Faculty


James Forest Young
1980
Technical Group - Optoelectronics 


  

The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellows


SPIE Members who have become distinguished through outstanding contributions in the relevant technologies, service to the Society, and service to the general optics and photonics community may be elevated to rank of Fellow. The nominee shall be a Senior Member at the time the nomination is submitted and shall have been a voting member of the Society in any grade for a cumulative period of a minimum of ten years by the current nomination deadline. SPIE, formerly the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers, was founded in 1955 and has more than 17,000 members.  

Tittel (thumb) 

 Frank K. Tittel, J.S. Abercrombie Professor; Professor of Bioengineering
2014
"clear demonstration of significant technical contributions in one or more fields of optical, photo-optical and optoelectronic applied science and engineering"