Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of St. Andrews, UK. He was a Royal Society of London University Research Fellow until 2001 and was simultaneously Reader at St. Andrews until 2003. Since 2003, he has been the ICREA Professor and Group Leader at ICFO.
Ebrahim-Zadeh has long been at the forefront of research in optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) and nonlinear frequency conversion technology. He has made pioneering scientific and technological contributions to the field that have transformed OPOs from proof-of principle conceptual devices to viable coherent sources in difficult spectral regions inaccessible to lasers. He is an international leader in commercial and industrial advancement of OPO technology, founding the company Radiantis in 2005 and serving as president and chief scientist. Today, the company is recognized as a leading manufacturer of advanced OPO systems and frequency conversion technology worldwide.
He has received a number of honors and awards, including two Royal Society of London Merit Awards, the Innova Prize for technology innovation and commercial enterprise and the Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize. He is a Fellow of OSA and SPIE. In 2021, he received OSA's David Richardson Medal "for contributions to the advancement of nonlinear optical technology and commercial development of cutting-edge optical parametric oscillators."
Document Created: 26 Jul 2023
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