Honours & Awards

Year Title Awarding Body
2016  Inductee USA National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
2016  Member Royal  Irish Academy (RIA) Engineering & Computer Science Committee
2015 Honorary Fellow Award Engineers Ireland Society
2012 European Optical Society Fellow Award European Optical Society (EOS), Germany
2011 ASEE USA Senior Faculty Fellow Award American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
2011 Fellow Award of the IET IET: Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) (Former IEE)
2010 IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award IEEE
2009 IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award IEEE
2008 Illinois Institute of Tech. Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award Illinois Institute of Technology
2008 German Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize Nominee Distinction Award Berthold Leibinger Foundation, Germany
2007 EU Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar Professorship European Union (EU)
2007 IEEE: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Fellow Award Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2001 International Commision for Optics (ICO) International Prize in Optics International Commision for Optics (ICO)
2001 Ernst Abbe Medal Carl Zeiss Foundation, Germany
1998 OSA: The International Optical Society Fellow Award The International Optical Society OSA
1998 SPIE: International Society for Optical Engineering Fellow Award International Society for Optical Engineering SPIE

Awards to Group Members

1997 New Focus Optics Essay Prize (N. Madamopoulos)
1998 OSA-New Focus Prize (N. Madamopoulos)
1997 SPIE Scholarship (N. Madamopoulos)
2000 IEEE LEOS Student Fellow Award (Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn)
2000 OSA-New Focus Prize (Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn)
2000 SPIE D.J Lovell Prize (Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn for Highest graduate research honor from SPIE)
2000 Best Thai Citizen Ph.D. Dissertation Award
2003 SPIE Scholarship (Zahid Yaqoob)
2003 Best CREOL Ph.D. Dissertation Award (Z. Yaqoob)
2004 IEEE LEOS Student Fellow Award (Muzammil Arain)
2004 SPIE Scholarship (Muzammil Arain)
2004 Best Young Scientist Award Thailand (Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn)
2005 Abdus Salam ICTP/ICO Young Scientist Award (Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn)
2005 OSA-New Focus/Bookham Prize (Sajjad Khan)
2005 IEEE Orlando Section Best Graduate Student Research Award (Sajjad Khan)
2009 SPIE Scholarship (Mumtaz Sheikh)
2010 SPIE Scholarship (Syed Azer Reza)
2014 SPIE Fellow Award (Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn)
2016 OSA Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award (M. Arain as Part of the Advanced LIGO Team)
2016 USA Fulbright Scholar Award (Dr. Mumtaz Sheikh)
2016 OSA Fellow Award (Dr. Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn)

Educational Activity Awards

1997 and 1998 IEEE LEOS Educational Grants
1999 IEEE LEOS Chapter of the Year award
1998 IEEE LEOS Most Innovative Chapter award
1997 IEEE LEOS Most Innovative Chapter award
1996 IEEE LEOS Highest Membership Increase Chapter award
1999 Optical Society of America (OSA) International Traveling Professor Award
2008 EU Eramus Mundus OptSc Program Germany Optics Summer School Carl Zeiss Student Project Prize
2009 Optical Society of America (OSA) International Traveling Professor Award
2016 The International Optical Society (OSA) International Traveling Professor Award