Distinguished Lecturer Series
"Sub-wavelength Photonics: From Light Manipulation to Quantum Levitation at the Nanoscale "
February 16, 2011
Federico Capassois the Robert Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard Univ., which he joined in 2003 after 27 years at Bell Labs where he became a Bell Labs Fellow and held several management positions including VP for Physical Research. His research has spanned a broad range of topics from applications to basic science in the areas of electronics, photonics, mesoscopic physics, nanotechnology and quantum electrodynamics. He is a co-inventor of the quantum cascade laser, which has now been commercialized. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and an Honorary Member of the Franklin Institute. He has numerous awards, including the King Faisal Inter. Prize for Science, the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, the APS Arthur Schawlow Prize, the IEEE Edison Medal, the Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute, the OSA Wood Prize, the Materials Research Society Medal, the Rank Prize in Optoelectronics, the IEEE David Sarnoff Award, the IEEE-LEOS Streifer Award, the LVMH Leonardo Da Vinci Prize, the Welker Medal. He is a Fellow of OSA, APS, IEEE, SPIE, IOP and AAAS.