join us in congratulating the 23 LEOS members who became IEEE Fellows
this year. It’s a significant honor that is based on major technical
contributions, leadership, and service to the Institute and the profession.
The number of Fellows who can be elected in a given year is limited
to one-per-thousand IEEE members in the so-called “higher grades,”
which includes Member, Senior Member, and Fellow Grades.
LEOS would also like to thank the nominators, reviewers, and committee
members who put a lot of time and effort into the selection process.
It’s a roughly nine-month-long process that starts with the submission
of four-page nomination forms, reference forms from between five and
eight current Fellows, and other supporting materials. Candidates must
already be Senior Members. Each nomination is reviewed, rated, and ranked
by the Fellows Committee of an IEEE Society or Council chosen by the
nominator. Then, the IEEE Fellows Committee reviews all of the materials
and chooses which nominations to recommend to the Board of Directors.
Generally, fewer than half of the nominations are successful.
The deadline for Fellow nominations is March 15. For more information
, and to learn how to submit a nomination, I encourage you to check
out the Fellows page on the IEEE Web Portal at: www.ieee.org/about/awards/fellows/fellows.htm
As a step toward a Fellow nomination later, you may wish to consider
nominating someone for Senior Membership, or since Members can apply
for Senior Membership, encourage them to do so. Either way, this process
is fairly easy and can be done online at:
Syracuse University, Baldwinsville, NY, USA
For contributions to electronic and electro-optical systems for
detection and communication.
University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK, USA
For contributions to digital broadband transmission, to digital
communications control, and to advanced optical communications systems
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
For contributions to optoelectronics and nanophotonics research
University Display Corporation, Ewing, NJ, USA
For leadership in developing and commercializing very high performance
semiconductor and organic light emitting devices.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan
For contributions to high performance long-wavelength semiconductor
lasers for optical communications.
M. Selim Unlu
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
For contributions to optoelectronic devices.
Technical University of Munich, Bavaria, Germany
For contributions to laser diodes for optical communications and
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
For contributions to acousto-optic, liquid crystal, and micromirror
device applications in photonic signal processing and controls.
RIKEN (The Institute of Physical & Chemical Research, Saitama, Japan
For contributions to generation of intense coherent soft x-ray radiation.
University of California, Davis, CA, USA
For contributions to optical networking including wavelength conversion,
optical label switching networks, optical routers, and integrated photonics.
Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
For contributions in fiber-optic broadband access networks.
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
For contributions to silicon photonics and to photonic integration.
Lucent Technologies – Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, USA
For contributions to high-speed optical communication systems.
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
For contributions to optoelectronic devices.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, USA
For contributions to laser radar technology and laser remote sensing.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
For leadership in developing optical devices and optical microelectro
mechanical systems for sensing and measuring instruments.
US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA
For contributions to quantum well infrared photodetector technology.
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technology, New Providence, NJ, USA
For contributions to the field of optoelectronic materials, devices,
Avago Technologies, San Jose, CA, USA
For technical leadership in integrated optics and optical interconnects.
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
For contributions to resonant tunneling and intersubband quantum
Photonic Systems, Inc., Billerica, MA, USA
For contributions to the optimization of analog optical links.
Pharad, LLC, Glen Burnie, MD, USA
For contributions to enabling technologies for the implementation
of fiber radio systems.
Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
For contributions to numerical physics-based modelling of passive
and active integrated microwave components.