2017 Optical Society Award: Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize

University of California San Diego Professor of Advanced Optical Technologies in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Y. Shaya Fainman, has accepted the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize from the Optical Society which recognizes significant research accomplishments in the field of optical engineering. OSA presents the award to Prof. Fainman for pioneering, seminal and wide-ranging contributions to nanoscale engineering of linear and nonlinear optical materials and optical information processing systems components.

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world.

Fainman was one of 15 prestigious award winners presented by the society for outstanding contributions, service and leadership in the field of optics and photonics.