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February 21, 2018

Prof. Minghao Qi named an OSA Fellow

Professor Minghao Qi has been elected to the 2018 Fellows Class of The Optical Society (OSA). He is one of 101 OSA members to receive this honor for significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. Qi was recognized “for creative and impactful contributions to nanophotonic fabrication and integrated nanophotonic devices.”
Minghao Qi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minghao Qi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prof. Minghao Qi has been elected to the 2018 Fellows Class of The Optical Society (OSA).

Qi is one of 101 OSA members to receive this honor for significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. He was recognized “for creative and impactful contributions to nanophotonic fabrication and integrated nanophotonic devices.” Qi says the honor means a lot to him as it is a recognition from his peers.

“I am grateful to my current and former group members as well as all my collaborators, without whom nothing could have been achieved,” says Qi. “This also inspires me to continue working on topics that have positive impacts on scientific discoveries and the society we are living in.”

No more than 10 percent of the total OSA membership may be chosen as Fellows, making the process both highly selective and competitive. Fellows are selected based on several factors, including specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, technical or industry leadership in the field as well as service to OSA and the global optics community.

OSA was founded in 1916 and brings together scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders to advance the fields of optics and photonics, which study the fundamental properties of light and harness them in practical applications. Technologies from these specialized fields of physics and engineering are present in many aspects of everyday life, including smart phones and computing devices, medical devices, telecommunications, and Homeland Security.