Education 1986 Ph.D., Physics Brown University, RI. 1983 M.Sc., Physics Brown University, RI. 1982 B.S., Physics Peking University, Beijing, China
Professional Experience 2012-present Endowed M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics, University of Rochester 2012-present Director, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester 2010-2011 Acting Head, Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, RPI 2005-2010 Chairman, NATO Sensor & Electronics Panel THz Exploratory Team & Task Gp 2002-2011 Director, Center for Terahertz Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2001-2011 Endowed J. Erik Jonsson’22 Distinguished Professor, RPI 1998-2011 Professor, Electrical, Computer & System Engineering, RPI 1997-2011 Professor, Physics, Applied Physics, & Astronomy, RPI 1992-1997 Associate Professor, Physics, Applied Physics, & Astronomy, RPI 1987-1991 Research Scientist, Engineering, Columbia University 1985-1987 Physicist, Amoco Research Center 1984-1985 Guest Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Awards and Honors 2018 Humboldt Prize, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany 2017 Australian Academy of Science Selby Fellow, Australia 2016-17 Scientific Advisor, Capital Normal University of Beijing, China 2015 Honorable Professor, Jilin University, China 2015 Light of Green and Intelligent Chair Professor at Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology 2015 Strategic Advisory Board Member, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, CAS, China 2014 Scientific Advisor, National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg, Russia 2014 Kenneth J. Button Prize, International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. 2014 Fellow, the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).