In Memoriam: Dror Sarid

    Date Posted: 
    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    In Memoriam - OSC Emeritus Professor Dror Sarid

    Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences Dror Sarid passed away last week at age 79. A private and intimate service was held for friends and family on Feb. 26, 2017. Dror began his career at OSC in 1980, and was granted Emeritus status after his retirement from the college in 2010.

    Dror was born on December 13, 1938 in Haifa, Israel. He received his B.S. (1965), M.S. (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He came to the United States in 1972 and worked with the University of California, Santa Barbara; Xerox Corporation; and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, before joining the Optical Sciences Center in 1980.

    Dror's research centered around materials science, solid-state physics and materials physics. He is the author of and contributor to numerous books, articles and conference papers, and holds patents in the field.