CHTM Director Named SPIE Fellow

January 9, 2020 - CHTM

Congratulations to CHTM Director and Professor of Physics & Astronomy Arash Mafi, who has been named as an SPIE Fellow for his technical achievements in quantum and nonlinear behavior of optical waveguides. SPIE is an international not-for-profit professional society for optics and photonics technology, founded in 1955 as the Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Mafi’s research is on the application of theoretical, computational, and experimental methods in photonics, especially on nonlinear and quantum aspects of guided-wave optics, and light propagation in disordered media.

Mafi holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Sharif University of Technology. Mafi is also a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Following his postdoctoral appointments at the University of Arizona in Physics and The Optical Sciences Center, he joined Corning Inc. as a Senior Research Scientist working on optical fibers and liquid crystal displays. He moved to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008, where he was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, before joining the University of New Mexico in 2014.