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2012 IEEE Photonics Society
Awards and Recognition

Hideo Kuwahara, Photonics Society President, recognized the recipients of the 2012 IEEE Photonics Society awards and several of our volunteers for their service to the Society. The awards were presented during the Awards Reception at the 2012 IEEE Photonics Conference in Burlingame, California, USA.

 

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The William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award was presented to Qing Hu, “For pioneering contribution in the development of high-temperature, high-power, and broadly tunable THz QCLs, and applications in imaging and sensing.”   Govind P. Agrawal received the Quantum Electronics Award, “For sustained contributions to fiber-optic telecommunication technology through innovative research and authorship of numerous widely-respected books.”
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Unil Perera was presented his IEEE Photonics Society Fellow plaque in recognition of his elevation to IEEE Fellow grade.   Kent Choquette was recognized for his service to the IEEE Photonics Society as Vice-President, Conferences, 2010–2012.
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Tom Koch was recognized for his service to the IEEE Photonics Society as VP of Technical Affairs.   Lynn E. Nelson completed her term as an elected member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors.
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The Chapter of the Year award was presented to the Singapore Chapter. Perry Shum Ping received the award on behalf of the Singapore Chapter.   The Most Innovative Chapter was presented to the Boston Chapter, Paul Juodawlkis accepted on behalf of the Boston Chapter.
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The Chapter reflecting the Largest Membership Increase was presented to the Malaysia Chapter. Fairuz Abdullah, Chapter Chair was present to accept the award.   The Most Improved Chapter was presented to the Calcutta Chapter. Rikmantra Basu accepted on behalf of the Calcutta Chapter.
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The Graduate Student Fellowship recipients from l to r, Photonics Society President, Hideo Kuwahra, Yue Zhou, Jin Yan, Yan Shi, Tingyi Gu, Domaniç Lavery, William Loh, and Ke Wang. Recipients also include: Jens Hofrichter, Hiva Shahoei, and Dan Luo
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The IEEE Photonics Society staff at the IEEE Photonics Conference in Burlingame, California, USA.
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The IEEE Division X Director, Vincenzo Piuri, was in attendance to present the IEEE Photonics Award to Eli Yablonovich, “For pioneering contributions to photonic crystals, the photonics bandgap, and photonic bandgap engineering.”

 

 



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