Gaeta Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Jan 03 2019

Alexander Gaeta, the David M. Rickey Professor of Applied Physics and of Materials Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering, was elevated to IEEE Fellow in the 2019 Class “for contributions to quantum and nonlinear photonics.”

"IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation." (

Alex Gaeta received his Ph.D. in 1991 in Optics from the University of Rochester. He joined the faculty in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University in 2015, where he is the David M. Rickey Professor. Prior to this, he was a professor in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University for 23 years. He has published more than 230 papers in quantum and nonlinear optics. He co-founded PicoLuz, Inc. and has served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of Optica since 2014. He is a Fellow of the OSA, APS, and IEEE.

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