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Klamkin – Optica Fellow | Electrical and Computer Engineering | UC Santa Barbara – UCSB ECE

The leading scientific organization for optics and photonics recognizes ECE professors Jonathan Klamkin and his ECE colleague Steve DenBaars for their work and service
UCSB College of Engineering professor Jonathan Klamkin is among the 109 members from 24 countries who have been elected to the 2023 Fellow Class of Optica, the Society Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, formerly known as the Optical Society (OSA). Fellows are selected based on several factors, including outstanding contributions to business, education, research, engineering, and service to Optica and the field.
“Congratulations to Professors Jonathan Klamkin and Steven DenBaars,” said Tresa Pollock, interim dean of UCSB’s College of Engineering and Alcoa Distinguished Professor of Materials. “This prestigious and well-deserved recognition from their peers reflects their work to advance the field of optics and photonics and contribute to the next generation of energy-efficient technology.”
Klamkin, also the director of UCSB’s Nanofabrication Facility, works to increase the efficiency of lasers in photonic integrated circuits (PICs), a key step toward developing foundational technology for next-generation energy-efficient data centers and optical communication. Optica cited Klamkin for his “major contributions to integrated microwave photonics and photonic ICs, particularly integrated optical beam forming networks.” His previous honors include a NASA Early Career Faculty Award, as well as a Young Investigator Award and Director’s Fellowship from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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