Shun Lien Chuang
Primary Research Area
- Microelectronics and Photonics
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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 1983
Shun Lien Chuang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1976, and the M.S., E. E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980, 1981, and 1983, respectively. In 1983, he joined the faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was the Robert MacClinchie Distinguished Professor since 2007 until his retirement in 2012. He is currently Professor Emeritus of ECE at the University of Illinois. He is also a Visiting Professor at Stanford University since 2012. He was a visitor at AT&T Bell Laboratories (1989), the SONY Research Center (1995), and NTT Basic Research Laboratories (1997). He was also a visitor at NASA Ames Research (1999), Fujitsu Research Laboratories (2000), Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge (2002), and Technical University of Berlin (2009). He is conducting research on nanolasers, plasmonics, strained quantum-well and quantum-dot semiconductor lasers, modulators, and type-II superlattice infrared photodetectors.
He is the author of Physics of Photonic Devices (second edition, 2009; first edition, 1995) New York: Wiley. He has published more than 400 journal and conference papers and given many invited talks at conferences and institutions.
He was a General Co-Chair for Slow and Fast Light Meeting of the Optical Society of America, July, 2008 and has served in many technical program committees of IEEE Photonics Society and Optical Society of America. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (1997-2002) and IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology (2007-2008). He was a Feature Editor for a special issue in Journal of Optical Society of America B on Terahertz Generation, Physics and Applications in 1994. He also edited a feature section on Mid-Infrared Quantum-Cascade Lasers in the June 2002 issue of the Journal of Quantum Electronics.
He received the Engineering Excellence Award from the Optical Society of America in 2004, the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optical Society (LEOS) Distinguished Lecturer Award for 2004-2006 for two terms, and the William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award from IEEE (LEOS) in 2007. He received the Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists in 2008. He was elected as a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Photonics Society for 2009-2011. He received the MicroOptics Conference (MOC) Award in 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the IEEE, and the Optical Society of America. He has been cited many times for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Illinois. He was also awarded a Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to visit the University of Tokyo in 1996.
- We have succceeded high speed (160 GHz using four channels at 40 GHz each) optical wavelength conversion using four-wave mixing effects in semiconductor quantum wells and quantum dots.
- Demonstrated a room temperature operational interband cascade photodetector using type-II superlattices in collaborationw ith JPL. A patent was granted in Oct. 2007.
- Demonstrated slow light using quantum-dot and quantum-well semicondcutor optical amplifiers at room temeprature.
- We have demonstrated with my collaborator, Russell Dupuis at Georgia Institute of Technology, the first InAs/GaSb type-II superlattice photodetector with the materials grown by MOCVD. Our joint papers have been published in 2010. Our work contributed to a successful MURI award from ARO for five years (2010-2015).
- Demonstrated a metal-cavity microlaser with electrical injection at room temperature in 2010 with support from DARPA. This work led to many invited and plenary talks and invited papers. Our research on nanolasers was also highlighted in Laser Focus World (Oct 2011) and Semiconductor Magazine (2011).
My teaching activities include ECE452 Electromagnetics and Electro-Optics and ECE536 Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics most frequently. I also taught other courses in electromagnetics, physical or quantum electronics such as ECE520 and 440.
Our current research activities include semiconductor nanolasers, nanophotonics, plasmonics, quantum-dot and quantum-well semiconductor devices, and suplerlattice photodetectors.
- Micro-Cavity Nanolasers: We explore the concept of nanolasers using metal-cavities, surface plasmonics, optical field enhancement, and mode coupling to active materials such as semiconductor quantum wells and quantuim dots.
- Semiconductor optoelectronic device physics: The devices include (a) quantum-well and quantum-dot devices using strained semiconductor materials in integrated modulator-lasers, and (b) InGaN blue-green lasers and LEDs.
- Type-II superlattice mid-infrared photodetectors: We design and fabricate antimony (Sb)-based type-II superlattice (T2SL) photodetectors. We investigate the defects in T2SL and characterize the detector performance using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR).
- High-speed modulation of lasers: High-speed microwave modulation of semiconductor lasers and wavelength conversion using quantum-well and quantum-dot devices are investigated. Low-chirp high bandwidth nanolasers are explored for future photonic integrated circuits.
- Slow and fast light using quantum-well and quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers: We have demonstrated slow and fast light at room temperature using coherent population oscillation and four-wave-mixing effects. The slow light devices have potential applications as optical buffers, dispersion compensation devices, as well as microwave photonics.
Graduate Research Opportunities
Potential graduate students with a strong interest in semiconductor physics and optics are desirable. My group members conduct research on the theoretical design of quantum-well and quantum-dot semiconductor devices, fabrication of nanolasers, and device characterizations. We also have a project on the fundamental study of defects in type-II superlattice photodetectors. A strong background in semiconductor device physics is needed.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
There are research opportunities on projects such as the characterization of semiconductor lasers, high speed modulation, optoelectronics, and nanophotonics.
A strong motivation in research with background courses in physical electronics, quantum electronics, and electromagnetics will be desirable.
- Semiconductor Device Physics, Modulators, and Photodetectors; Physical and Quantum Electronics, Electromagnetics
- Photonics and Optolectronics, Nanophotonics, Semiconductor Lasers, NanoLasers, Nanoplasmonics.
- Coherent optics/imaging
- Electromagnetics and Optics
- Lasers and optical physics
- Microcavity lasers and nanophotonics
- Microelectronic and photonic device modeling
- Microelectronics and Photonics
- Modeling and simulation of laser systems
- Photonic crystals
- Photonic integrated circuits (PICs)
- Plasma devices and plasma science
- Quantum nanostructures for electronics and photonics
- Semiconductor lasers and photonic devices
- Semiconductor materials
Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)
S. L. Chuang, Physics of Optoelectronic Devices, first edition, New York: Wiley, New York, 1995.
Books Authored or Co-Authored (Revisions)
S. L. Chuang, Physics of Photonic Devices, second edition, Wiley, New York, 2009. (Chinese translation edition 2013).
Chapters in Books
- P. K. Kondratko, A. Matsudaira, S. W. Chang, and S. L. Chuang, "Slow and Fast Light in Quantum-Well and Quantum-Dot Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers," in Comprehensive Semiconductor Science and Technology, edited by P. Bhattacharya, R. Fornari, and H. Kamimura, Elsevier Inc., 2010.
- S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Slow and Fast Light in Semiconductors," in Slow Light: Science and Applications, Edited by J. Khurgin and R. Tucker, Taylor and Francis, 2008.
- S. L. Chuang, G. Liu, and P. Kondratko, "High-speed low chirp semiconductor lasers," in Optical Fiber Telecommunications V, I. Kaminov, T. Li, and A. Willner, editors, Chapter 3, 53-80, Elsevier Inc. 2008.
Selected Articles in Journals
- S. L. Chuang and D. Bimberg, “Metal-cavity Nanolasers,” Special Issue on "Breakthroughs in Photonics 2010," IEEE Photon. Journal, vol. 3, pp. 288-291, 2011.
- C. Y. Ni, S. W. Chang, D. J. Gargas, M. C. Moore, P. Yang, and S. L. Chuang, "Metal coated zinc oxide nanocavities," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron., vol. 47, pp. 245-251, 2011.
- **C. Y. Lu, S. W. Chang, S. L. Chuang, U. Pohl, T. D. Germann, and D. Bimberg, ”CW Substrate-free metal-cavity surface microemitters at 300 K,” Semicond. Science Technol. (Alferov 80th Birthday special Issue), pp. 014012, 2011. (**Invited)(Also selected as a Highlight for year 2011).
- A. Petschke, M. Mandl, S. L. Chuang, Y. Huang, J. H. Ryou, and R. D. Dupuis, “Metal-organic chemical vapour deposition growth of InAs/GaSb type-II superlattice photodiodes,” Elec. Lett. Vol. 46, 1151, 2010.
- D. J. Gargas, M. C. Moore, C. Y. A. Ni, S. W. Chang, S. L. Chuang, and P. Yang, “Whispering gallery mode lasing from zinc oxide hexagonal nanodisks,” ACS. Nano. 4, 3270, 2010.
- C. Y. Lu, S. W. Chang, S. L. Chuang, T. D. Germann, and D. Bimberg,"Metal-cavity surface-emitting microlaser at room temperature," App. Phys. Lett. 96, 251101 (2010). (*Top 20 monthly most-downloaded papers in 2010).
- S. W. Chang, T. R. Lin and S. L. Chuang, “Theory of plasmonic Fabry-Perot nanolasers,” Opt. Express, vol. 18, pp. 15039, 2010.
- T. R. Lin, S. W. Chang, S. L. Chuang, Z. Zhang and P. J. Schuck, "Coating effect on optical resonance of plasmonic nanobowtie antenna," Appl. Phys. Lett. vol. 97, 063106 (2010).
- Y. Huang, J. H. Ryou, R. D. Dupuis, A. Petschke, M. Mandl, and S. L. Chuang, “InAs/GaSb type-II superlattice structures and photodiodes grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, pp. 251107 (3 pages), 2010.
- G. E. Chang, C. Y. Lu, S. H. Yang, and S. L. Chuang, "Optical characteristics of a quantum-dot laser with a metallic waveguide,” Opt. Lett. 35, pp. 2373 (3 pages), 2010.
- D. Nielsen and S.L. Chuang, “Four-wave mixing and wavelength conversion in quantum dots,” Phys. Rev. B., vol. 81, pp. 035305 (11 pages), 2010.
- C. Y. Lu, S. W. Chang, S. H. Yang, and S. L. Chuang, "Quantum-dot laser with a metal-coated waveguide under continuous-wave operation at room temperature," Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 233507, 2009.
- S. Mou, J. V. Li, S. L. Chuang, “Quantum efficiency analysis of InAs/GaSb type-II superlattice photodiodes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, vol. 45, pp. 737-743, 2009.
- S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Fundamental formulation for plasmonic nanolasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron, vol. 45, pp. 1014-1023, 2009.
- S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Normal modes in dispersive and inhomogeneous medium," Opt. Lett., vol. 34, pp 91-93, 2009.
- J. V. Li, C. J. Hill, J. Mumolo, S. Gunapala, S. Mou, and S. L. Chuang, "Midinfrared type-II InAs/GaSb superlattice photodiodes toward room temperature operation," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol 93, 163505, 2008.
- P. K. Kondratko, A. Matsudaira, S. W. Chang, and S. L. Chuang, “Slow and fast light in quantum-well and quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Chinese Optics Letters, 2008 (**invited).
- D. Nielsen, S. L. Chuang, N. J. Kim, D. Lee, S. H. Pyun, W. G. Jeong, C. Y. Chen, and T. S. Lay, “High-speed wavelength conversion in quantum dot and quantum well semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 92, 211101, 2008.
- S. Mou, A. Petschke, Q. Lou, S. L. Chuang, J. V. Li, and C. J. Hill, “Midinfrared InAs/GaSb type-II superlattice interband tunneling photodetectors,“ Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 92, 153505 (3 pages), 2008.
- S. W. Chang, C. Y. Ni, and S. L. Chuang, “Theory for bowtie plasmonic nanolasers,” Opt. Express, vol 16, pp. 10580-10595, 2008.
- S. H. Park, D. Ahn, and S. L. Chuang, "Electronic and optical properties of a- and m-plane Wurtzite InGaN/GaN quantum wells," IEEE. J. Quantum Electron., vol. 43, pp. 1175-1182, 2007.
- A. Matsudaira, D. Lee, P. Kondratko, D. Nielson, S. L. Chuang, N. J. Kim, J. M. Oh, S. H. Pyun, and W. G. Jeong, "Electrically tunable slow and fast lights in a quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifier near 1.55 um," Opt. Lett., vol. 32, pp.2894-2896, 2007.
- P. Kondratko and S. L. Chuang, "Slow-to-fast light using absorption to gain switching in quantum-well semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Express, vol. 15, pp. 9963-9969, 2007.
- S. Mou, J. V. Li, and S. L. Chuang, "Surface channel current in InAs/GaSb type-II superlattice photodiodes," J. Appl. Phys., vol. 102, 066103-1 to -3, 2007.
- J. V. Li, S. L. Chuang, E. Aifer, and E. M. Jackson, "Surface recombination velocity reduction in type-II InAs/GaSb superlattice photodiodes due to ammonium sulfide passivation," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 90, 223503-1 to -3, 2007.
- P. K. Kondratko, S. W. Chang, H. Su, and S. L. Chuang, "Slow light with tunable bandwidth in p-doped and intrinsic quantum dodot electro-absorbers," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 90, 251108-1 to -3, 2007.
- J. Kim, P. K. Kondratko, S. L. Chuang, G. Walter, N. Holonyak, Jr., R. D. Heller, X. B. Zhang, and R. D. Dupuis, "Experimental demonstration of the polarization-dependent photon-mediated carrier redistribution in tunneling injection InP quantum-dot lasers with external-grating feedback," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 90, pp. 211102-1 to -3, 2007.
- P. C. Ku, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, and S. L. Chuang, "Slow light in semiconductor heterostructures," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 40 R93-R107, 2007.
- S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Theory of optical gain of Ge-Si(x)Ge(y)Sn(1-x-y) quantum-well lasers," IEEE. J. Quantum Electron., vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 249-256, March 2007.
- C. Chang-Hasnain and S. L. Chuang, "Slow and fast light in semiconductor quantum-well and quantum-dot devices," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 24, pp. 4642-4654, 2006.
- X. Jin and S. L Chuang, "Bandwidth enhancement of Fabry-Perot quantum-well lasers by injection-locking," Solid State Electronics, vol. 50, pp. 1141-1149, June 2006.
- C. H. Chao, S. L. Chuang, and T. L. Wu, "Theoretical demonstration of enhancement of light extraction of flip-chip GaN light-emitting diodes with photonic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 89, pp. 091116-1 to -3, 2006.
- J. Kim and S. L. Chuang, “Theoretical and experimental study of optical gain, refractive index change, and linewidth enhancement factor of p-doped quantum-dot lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 42, pp. 942-952, 2006.
- H. Su and S. L. Chuang, “Room temperature slow and fast light in quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 88, pp. 061102-1 to -3, 2006.
- H. Su and S. L. Chuang, “Room temperature slow light with semiconductor quantum-dot devices,” Opt. Lett., vol. 31, pp. 271-273, 2006.
- S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, “Strain-induced enhancement of spin relaxation times in  and  grown quantum wells,” Phys. Rev. B., 72, 115429-1 to -9, 2005.
- J. Kim, P. K. Kondratko, S. L. Chuang, G. Walter, N. Holonyak, Jr., R. D. Heller, X. B. Zhang, and R. D. Dupuis, “Tunneling injection quantum-dot lasers with polarization-dependent photon-mediated carrier re-distribution and gain narrowing,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 41, pp. 1369-1379, 2005.
- S. W. Chang, S. L. Chuang, P. C. Ku, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, and H. Wang, "Slow-light using excitonic population pulsation," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 70, pp. 235333, 2004.
- C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, J. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, “Variable optical buffer using slow light in semiconductor nanostructures,” Proc. IEEE, vol. 91, pp. 1884-1897, 2003.
- P. C. Ku, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, and S. L. Chuang, “Variable semiconductor all-optical buffer,” Electron. Lett., vol. 38, pp. 1581-1583, 2002.
- S. L. Chuang and N. Holonyak, Jr., “Efficient quantum well to quantum dot tunneling: Analytical solutions,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 80, pp. 1270-1272, 2002.
- S. H. Park, and S. L. Chuang, "Comparison of zinc-blende and wurtzite GaN semiconductors with spontaneous polarization and piezoelectric field effects", J. Appl. Phys., vol. 87, pp. 353-364, 2000.
- T. Keating, S. H. Park, J. Minch, X. Jin, S. L. Chuang, and T. Tanbun-Ek, "Optical gain measurements based on fundamental properties and comparison with many-body theory," J. Appl. Phys., vol. 86, pp. 2945-2952, 1999.
- S. H. Park, and S. L. Chuang, "Piezoelectric effects on electrical and optical properties of wurtzite GaN/AlGaN quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 72, pp. 3103-3105, 1998.
- W. Fang, A. Hsu, S. L. Chuang, T. Tanbun-Ek, and A. M. Sergent, "Measurement and modeling of distributed-feedback lasers with spatial hole burning," IEEE J. Selected Topics Quantum Electronics, vol. 3, pp. 547-554, 1997.
- S. L. Chuang, A. Ishibashi, S. Kijima, N. Nakayama, M. Ukita, and S. Taniguchi, "Kinetic model for degradation of light-emitting diodes," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 33, pp. 970-979, 1997.
- S. L. Chuang, "Optical gain of strained wurtzite GaN quantum-well lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 32, pp. 1791-1800, 1996.
- S. L. Chuang, M. Ukita, S. Kijima, S. Taniguchi, and A. Ishibashi, "Universal curves for optical output degradation of II-VI light-emitting diodes due to carrier recombination-enhanced defect generation," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 69, pp. 1588-1590, 1996.
- S. L. Chuang and C. S. Chang, "The k.p method for strained wurtzite semiconductors," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 54, pp. 2491-2504, 1996.
- M. S. C. Luo, S. L. Chuang, P. C. M. Palnken, I. Brener, and M. C. Nuss, "Coherent double-pulse control of quantum beats in a coupled quantum well," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 48, pp. 11043-11050, 1993.
- S. L. Chuang, J. O'Gorman, and A. F. J. Levi, "Amplified spontaneous emission and carrier pinning in laser diodes," IEEE J. Quantum Electron, Special Issue on Semiconductor Lasers, vol. 29, pp. 1631-1639, 1993.
- S. L. Chuang, S. Schmitt-Rink, B. I. Greene, P. N. Saeta and A. F. J. Levi, "Optical rectifiction at semiconductor surfaces," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 68, pp. 102-105, 1992.
- S. L. Chuang, "Efficient band-structure calculations of strained quantum wells using a two-by-two Hamiltonian," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 43, pp. 9649-9661, 1991.
- S. L. Chuang, S. Schmitt-Rink, D.A.B. Miller, and D. S. Chemla, "An exciton Green's function approach to optical absorption in a quantum well with an applied electric field," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 43, pp. 1500-1509, 1991.
- D. Ahn and S. L. Chuang, "Optical gain in a strained-layer quantum-well laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 24, pp. 2400-2406, 1988.
- D. Ahn, S. L. Chuang, and Y. C. Chang, "Valence band mixing effects on the gain and the refractive index change of the quantum well laser," J. Appl. Phys., vol. 64, pp. 4056-4064, 1988.
- D. Ahn and S. L. Chuang, "Intersubband optical absorption in a quantum well with an applied electric field," Phys. Rev. B., vol. 35, pp. 4149-4151, 1987.
- S. L. Chuang, "A coupled-mode formulation by reciprocity and a variational principle," IEEE J. Lightwave Technology, vol. LT-5, pp. 5-15, 1987.
Articles in Conference Proceedings
- S. L. Chuang, C. Y. Lu, S. W. Chang, T. D. Germann, U. Pohl, and D. Bimberg, "Metal-cavity nanolasers- theory and experiment," Conference on InP and Related Compound (IPRM), Berlin, Germany, May 22-26, 2011.
- S. L. Chuang, “Nanoscale lasers: How small can they go?” Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May, 2011. (**Invited tutorial lecture).
- S. L. Chuang and D. Bimberg, "Metal-cavity nanolasers," 11th International Conf.Phys. of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures, (PLMCN11), Berlin, Germany, April 4-8, 2011. (**Keynote talk)
- S. L. Chuang, C. Y. Lu, S. W. Chang, T. D. Germann, U. Pohl, and D. Bimberg, "Metal-cavity surface-emitting micro/nanolasers," IEEE Photonics Society Winter Topicals: Low Dimensional Nanostructures and Sub-Wavelength Photonics, Keystone, Colorado, USA, Jan 10-12, 2011.
- S. L. Chuang, C. Y. Lu, S. W. Chang, T. D. Germann, U. Pohl, and D. Bimberg, "Metal-cavity micro/nanolasers," 16th MiroOptics Conference, Hsinchu, Taiwan Oct 31-Nov. 4, 2010.
- A. Matsudaira, C. Y. Lu, A. Millard, and S. L. Chuang, “Metal-coated quantum-dot lasers,” International Nano Optoelectronic Workshop, Peking and Changchun, China, Aug. 1-15, 2010. (Third prize in the Best Student Poster Paper award).
- C. Y. Lu, S. W. Chang, S. L. Chuang, T. D. Germann, U. Pohl, and D. Bimberg, "Substrate-free metal cavity surface emitting microlaser at room temperature," International Nano Optoelectronic Workshop, Peking and Changchun, China, Aug. 1-15, 2010. (First prize in the Best Student Poster Paper award).
- S. L. Chuang, "Metal-cavity nanolasers: theory and experiments," International NanoOptoelectronic Workshop, Peking and Changchun, China, Aug. 1-15, 2010.
- S. L. Chuang, C. Y. Lu, S.W. Chang, T. D. Germann, and D. Bimberg, "Metal-cavity nanolasers," Villa Conf. on Interactions Among Nanostructures, Santorini, Greece, Jun. 21-25, 2010.
Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2007-2008
- "Incomplete List for Excellence in Teaching": Most recent semesters: ECE536 Spring 2010, ECE520 Spring 2010, ECE452 Fall 2010, ECE536 Spring 2011, ECE452 Fall 2011, ECE536 Spring 2012
- Was cited many times in the "Incomplete List for Excellence in Teaching": Was cited many times in the list for Excellence in Teaching: ECE229 Fall 1983, ECE229 Spring 1984, ECE420 Fall 1985, ECE420 Fall 1988, ECE352 Fall 1994,ECE 420 Spring 1995,ECE352 Fall 1996, ECE352 Fall 1997, ECE436 Spring 1999, ECE352 Fall 1999, ECE420 Spring 2001, ECE436 Spring 2002, ECE436 Spring 2004, ECE 536 Spring 2005, ECE452 Fall 2006, ECE452 Fall 2007, ECE452 Fall 2008, ECE452 Fall 2009
- Honorable Mention, Graduate and Professional Teaching, UIUC, 2004.
- Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Advising, UIUC, 1994.
- Elected member of the Board of Governors, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics (Photonics) Society. (2009-2011)
- Humboldt Award for Senior US Scientists (2008-2009)
- William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS). (2007)
- Distinguished Lecturer Award, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), 2004-2006. (2 terms) (2004 and 2005)
- Engineering Excellence Award, Optical Society of America. (2004)
- Fellow, American Physical Society (2003)
- Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Fellow/Visiting Professor, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, U.K. (2002.)
- Fellow, IEEE (1997)
- Fellow, Optical Society of America (1997)
- Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1996 (Host Institution: University of Tokyo).
- Associate, Center for Advanced Study, UIUC, 1995-96.