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Prof. Fathpour's Honors and Awards

2015Recipient of UCF’s Reach for the Stars Award

2013: ONR Young Investigator Award for proposal on "Hybrid Second-Order Nonlinear Photonic Devices on Silicon"

2013UCF’s Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award

2013Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award of the College of Optics and Photonics, UCF

2013Elevated to a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

NSF CAREER Award for proposal on
"Mid-Infrared Photonic Devices and Integrated Circuits on Silicon"

2012Elevated to a Senior Member of OSA, The Optical Society

2011Elevated to a Senior Member of SPIE, The International Society for Optics and Photonics

2007: Featured in the 62nd Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America

Received UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research

Worldwide Press Coverage of Research in Silicon Photonics

2000: International Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Michigan

1991 – 1995: Fellowship for Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Isfahan University of Technology

1991: 14th rank of the “National Entrance Exam for Undergraduate Programs” among more than 300,000 applicants nationwide

1990: Selected Student in  Entrance Exam for the National Physics Olympics

1989: First rank of Isfahan Province High Schools Scientific Competitions