Paras Prasad Honored by OSA and IEEE

Paras N. Prasad, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and Electrical Engineering, and the Executive Director of the UB Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, has been honored by leading professional societies in the fields of both Optics and Photonics (OSA, The Optics Society) and Engineering (IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).  

As the 2017 recipient of the OSA Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award, Professor Prasad is recognized “for pioneering research in biophotonics, particularly in application of nonlinear optical and multiphoton processes, and for promoting biophotonics and educating future researchers through his seminal monographs and reviews.”

The Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award honors Professor Michael Feld for his fundamental contributions to applications of photonics technologies to solving biomedical problems.  Established in 2012, the Feld Biophotonics Award recognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of their career stage.  The scope of the award encompasses all areas of biophotonics ranging from fundamental optics discoveries in biology to development of new theoretical frameworks and novel instrumentation to clinical translational research for biomedicine. The OSA is the foremost professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.

Professor Prasad is also the recipient of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology.  The NTC Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology. The IEEE Nanotechnology Council focuses on the advancement and coordination of work in the field of Nanotechnology. The Council is a multi-disciplinary group supporting the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.

published March 1, 2017