Dan Wasserman has been selected as one of the Distinguished Lecturers of the IEEE Photonic Society for the 2017-18 term. The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Awards program is designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of lasers and electro-optics, and to enhance the technical programs of Photonics Society chapters. Each Lecturer will give six lectures at IEEE Photonics Society chapters over the course of their appointed term.
Dr. Wasserman is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. While attending Princeton, Dr. Wasserman was a Francis Upton Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. He served as a Princeton University Council on Science and Technology Fellow and focused his Post Doctorate on quantum cascade laser physics as part of the Gmachl group. Wasserman is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, an AFOSR Young Investigator Award, and the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from the UMass Lowell Physics Department.