Thursday January 19, 2012

The Value of Fellowship

The Institute of Physics named professor Partha Banerjee a fellow, the ranks of which includes U.S. energy secretary and Nobel laureate Stephen Chu.

University of Dayton professor Partha Banerjee has joined the ranks with U.S. Department of Energy secretary and Nobel laureate Stephen Chu as an Institute of Physics fellow.

The institute named Banerjee, professor of electro-optics and electrical and computer engineering, a fellow "in recognition of his personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession."

This is the third such honor for Banerjee, who also is a fellow of the Optics Society of America and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Banerjee, whose research interests include metamaterials, digital holography, nonlinear optics and acousto-optics, has written five textbooks and more than 100 refereed journal articles.

The Institute of Physics is an international scientific society that originated in England in 1920 to advance physics research, application and education. 

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