Eli Yablonovitch

Eli Yablonovitch

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

66-147K Engr. IV

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Phone: (310) 206-2240

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
Electronic devices, optoelectronics, high speed optical communications, optical antennas, solar photovoltaics, computational inverse electromagnetic design
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • 2014, Rank Prize (UK), for “the idea that strained semiconductor lasers would have superior performance due to reduced valence band (hole) effective mass. Almost all semiconductor lasers use this concept, including for optical telecommunications, in most mouse-clicks, for DVD players, and in the ubiquitous red laser pointers.”
  • 2013, Elected as Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London
  • 2012, Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012, Harvey Prize of Israel for “pioneering discoveries in photonics, optoelectronics and semiconductors, that impacted our lives.”
  • 2012, IEEE Photonics Award for “pioneering contributions to photonic crystals, the photonic bandgap, and photonic bandgap engineering.”
  • 2010, Mountbatten Medal of the British IET for “outstanding contributions to electronics.”
  • 2005, Northrop Grumman Optoelectronics Chair in Electrical Engineering, UCLA
  • 2004, Honorary Doctorate, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • 2003-2004, Moore Distinguished Scholar, Caltech
  • 2003, National Academy of Sciences
  • 2003, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2001, Julius Springer Prize in Applied Physics
  • 1996, R.W. Wood Prize, Optical Society of America
  • 1993, W. Streifer Achievement Award, IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society
  • 1992, Fellow, IEEE
  • 1990, Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 1990, Research and Development 100 Award
  • 1982, Fellow, Optical Society of America
  • 1978-1979, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
  • 1978, Adolf Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America