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CLEO 2022 Honorees

Optica is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of our community.

Please join us in congratulating the following honorees being recognized during the CLEO 2022 Plenary Session I.


Adolph Lomb Medal

Established in 1940 to honor Adolph Lomb, the Society’s first treasurer, for his devotion to the Society and the advancement of optics, this medal recognizes noteworthy contributions to optics at an early career stage. Contributions from any area of optics, fundamental or applied, are considered.


Ido Kaminer
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

For pioneering contributions which led to the creation of a paradigm shift in light-matter interactions of photonic quasiparticles.


R. W. Wood Prize

Established in 1975 to honor the many contributions that R.W. Wood made to optics, this award recognizes an outstanding discovery, scientific or technical achievement, or invention in the field of optics  



Shanhui Fan
Stanford University, USA

For foundational discoveries in photonics, ranging from resonator, topological, and non-reciprocal photonics to energy applications including the discovery of daytime radiative cooling based on a new kind of energy source.

2022 Fellows

Recognizing Optica members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics through distinguished contributions to education, research, engineering, business leadership and society. View a complete list of 2022 Fellows.

Anuradha Murthy Agarwal
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

For pioneering contributions to integrated mid-infrared photonic sensing, detection, imaging, and leadership in training the next generation in photonics manufacturing


Jeffery Allen
US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

For pioneering contributions in extreme control, wave manipulation, and enhancement of light using metamaterials and plasmonics


Konstantin Y. Bliokh
RIKEN, Japan

For outstanding contribution to studies of spin-orbit interactions and angular momenta of light


Nicolas Bonod
CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, France

For significant and pioneering contributions in diffractive optics, all-dielectric photonics, and resonant light scattering

Maria Chekhova
Max-Planck-Inst for the Science of Light and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

For pioneering contributions to the science and applications of photon pairs and twin beams


Kristan Corwin
National Inst of Standards & Technology and Kansas State University, USA

For pioneering research in gas-filled hollow fibers for lasers and frequency metrology, technical leadership, and service to the scientific community


Dirk Englund
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

For pioneering contributions to quantum photonics and integrated photonics for applications in optical computing


Baris I. Erkmen
X, the moonshot factory, USA

For contributions to the advancement of wireless optical communication systems in performance, technology maturity, large-scale manufacturability, and cost


Robert Fedosejevs
University of Alberta, Canada

For outstanding and sustained contributions to the understanding of laser-plasma interactions, laser applications, and material interactions, and leadership in photonics


Kenneth A. Goldberg
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

For seminal contributions to the development of x-ray optics for applications requiring coherent light


Juliet Gopinath
University of Colorado Boulder, USA

For pioneering contributions to nonlinear optics of nanophotonic devices and semiconductor lasers, and to the physics and applications of orbital angular momentum in optical fibers


Juejun Hu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

For original and innovative contributions to integrated photonics

Cherie Kagan

For outstanding contributions to low-dimensional, colloidal nanocrystals and layered organic-inorganic perovskites, and to their integration in optical and optoelectronic devices


Thomas Katsouleas
University of Connecticut, USA

For lifetime scholarly contributions to the field of laser plasma science and for global leadership in engineering education


Alexander V. Kildishev
Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, USA

For outstanding contributions to the theoretical concepts and advanced numerical modeling of optical engineered materials and metasurfaces


Femius Koenderink
AMOLF, Netherlands

For fundamental contributions to subwavelength resonant nanophotonics to control scattering, emission, and amplification of light at the nanometer scale


Xiaoqin Elaine Li
University of Texas at Austin, USA

For development and application of new optical spectroscopy methods for the study of fundamental physics of new and novel materials


Marco Liscidini
Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

For the study of classical and quantum nonlinear optics in integrated devices, nonclassical light, and field excitations in photonic crystals


Renbao Liu
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

For original contributions to nonlinear and quantum optics and their applications in quantum information technologies


Peter Lodahl
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

For development of photonic hardware based on quantum dots in nanophotonic structures and its applications to quantum communication and simulations


David Marpaung
University of Twente, the Netherlands

For pioneering contributions to the research and development of integrated microwave photonic devices and systems


Florian Marquardt
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

For pioneering fundamental contributions to the theory of cavity optomechanics


Murukeshan Vadakke Matham
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

For pioneering contributions to optical imaging and instrumentation from micro to nanoscale


Igor Meglinski
Aston University, UK

For pioneering innovations and sustained contributions to the studies of coherent polarized light with applications in biomedical optics and imaging


Terrence Meyer
Purdue University, USA

For outstanding contributions in ultrafast coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering and creative developments in pulse burst laser technology and its applications


Arnan Mitchell
RMIT University, Australia

For outstanding and sustained contributions to integrated photonics research, particularly in the lithium niobate platform


Sang-Hyun Oh
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA

For outstanding contributions to the development of fabrication techniques for nanophotonics, of nanophotonic biosensors, and of ultrastrong light-matter interactions


Sahin K. Ozdemir
Pennsylvania State University, USA

For seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding and applications of non-Hermitian photonics and optomechanics and quantum information sciences


Marco Peccianti
Emergent Photonics Lab, University of Sussex, UK

For sustained pioneering contributions to the field of optical complexity and the development of novel terahertz applications based on ultrafast nonlinear photonics


Dario Polli

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

For pioneering contributions to ultrafast spectroscopy and nonlinear label-free microscopy


Andrew Wing On Poon

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

For outstanding and sustained contributions to microcavity optics and photonics and their applications in silicon photonics


Rohit Prasankumar

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

For significant contributions to understanding ultrafast phenomena in quantum materials, particularly strongly correlated electron systems, semiconductor nanostructures, and topological materials

Franklyn Quinlan
National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA

For contributions to optical-to-electrical conversion of ultrashort pulses leading to high-fidelity transfer of optical clock stability to the microwave domain


Clara Saraceno
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

For seminal contributions to ultrafast science and technology, as well as outstanding service to the optics community


Nanfang Yu
Columbia University, USA

For the invention and development of metasurfaces and their application to imaging and cooling


Denise Maria Zezell
Nuclear and Energy Research institute, IPEN - CNEN, São Paulo, Brazil

For significant contributions to photonics education, specifically in laser dentistry, and pioneering biophotonics research in Brazil



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