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Prof. Fathpour's Biography

Professor Sasan Fathpour joined the College of Optics and Photonics faculty in 2008. His current research interests include heterogeneous integrated photonics, nonlinear integrated optics, silicon photonics, and nonconventional optical waveguide platforms for mid-wave infrared and other applications.  He has received several research and teaching incentive awards at UCF.  He is also recipient of UCF Reach for the Stars Award (2015), the ONR Young Investigator Award (2013), the NSF CAREER Award (2012) and UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research (2007).   He is a Fellow of OSA, the Optical Society, and a Senior Member of SPIE and IEEE.  He is the co-editor of a book entitled "Silicon Photonics for Telecommunications and Biomedicine" published by CRC Press in 2012, and a coauthor of about 150 journal and conference papers, book chapters and patents. 

Professor Fathpour received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005. He then joined the Electrical Engineering Department of UCLA as a postdoctoral fellow and was promoted to a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2007. Prior to joining CREOL, he was a Senior Researcher at Ostendo Technologies.