Nasser Peyghambarian

Chair of Photonics and Lasers Professor of Optical Sciences

Nasser Peyghambarian

Chair of Photonics and Lasers Professor of Optical Sciences

Additional Affiliations

  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Integrated Access Networks

Employment

  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 1991-present
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 1993-present
  • Director: National Science Foundation, Engineering Research Center for Integrated Access Networks, 2008-present
  • Chief Executive Officer: NP Photonics Inc., 1998-2002
  • Adjunct Professor: University of California, San Diego, 2007-present
  • Associate Director: National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Center for Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research, 2006-present
  • Chairman of the Board: NP Photonics Inc., 2002-2012
  • Founder: NP Photonics Inc., 1998
  • Founder: TIPD, LLC., 2006
  • Director: Photonics Initiative (Arizona Proposition 301), 2001-present
  • Co-Director: The University of Arizona, Center for Advanced Multifunctional Nonlinear Optical Polymers and Molecular Assemblies, 1995-2001
  • Director: The University of Arizona, Center for Optoelectronic Devices, Interconnects and Packaging, 1995-2004
  • Chair of Photonics and Lasers: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 1994-present
  • Director: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Optoelectronic Materials Center, Arizona Group, 1993-1996
  • Visiting Professor: NNT (Japan), 1990
  • Director: The University of Arizona, Optical Circuitry Cooperative, 1991-1995
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1988-1991
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1985-1988
  • Assistant Research Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1983-1985
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1982-1983
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Indiana University, 1981-1983
  • Research Assistant: Indiana University, 1977-1981

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • American Physical Society: Fellow
  • The Optical Society (OSA): Fellow
  • SPIE: Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fellow
  • IEEE: Member
  • Member of the international editorial board of the Display and Imaging Materials and Systems (DMS) journal 2012
  • Member of the program committee for the Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging (DH) meeting, April 29 - May 2, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
  • Program Chair of FILAS, Fiber Laser and Applications, February 1-3, 2012.
  • Chair of the OSA Incubator Meeting on 3D Display, 2011-12.
  • Member of the American Institute of Physics Ad Hoc Committee to review Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics 2009-2010.
  • Applied Optics Division Editor for Lasers and Photonics for the Optical Society of America, 2008-2010.

Awards and Honors

  • The University of Arizona: Technology Innovation Award, 2007
  • Francqui Foundation (Belgium): International Francqui Chair, 1998-1999
  • Beam Co.: Golden Alligator Award, 2005
  • TRW: Young Faculty Award, 1989-1990
  • 3M Co.: Young Faculty Award, 1987-1989
  • Indiana University: Physics Department, Outstanding Graduate Student in Research, 1981

Specific Research Interests

  • Optical networks and optical communication.
  • Fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers.
  • Organic photonics.
  • 3-D holographic display and 3-D telepresence.
  • Nonlinear photonics.
  • Optical modulators and switches.
  • Laser spectroscopy.
  • Nanostructures and quantum dots.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1982
  • M.S., Indiana University, 1979
  • B.S., Pahlavi University (Iran), 1976
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