Professor Jalali is a Recipient of the Aron Kressel Award
The IEEE Photonics Society awarded its 2012
Aron Kressel Award to Professor Bahram Jalali with
a citation that reads: “For contributions to the science
and technology of silicon photonics”. The award was
presented at the 2013 IEEE Photonics Conference in
The IEEE Photonics Society Aron Kressel Award is given to recognize those individuals who have made important contributions to opto-electronic device technology. The device technology cited is to have had a significant impact on their applications in major practical systems. The intent is to recognize key contributors to the field for developments of critical components, which lead to the development of systems enabling major new services or capabilities.
In other recent developments, Professors Jalali and Di Carlo’s team reported blood cancer screening with record sensitivity in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, PNAS (July 2012). The results were made possible by Jalali group’s time stretch camera technology (STEAM) and Di Carlo group’s advanced microfluidics.
Professor Jalali’s team reported world’s fastest laser scanner in Nature Scientific Methods.
His team also reported the first ever real-time measurements of modulation instability spectrum and the observation of emergent behavior in such systems. Modulation instability is a ubiquitous nonlinear phenomenon that leads to spontaneous pattern formation in laser pulse propagation, cloud formation and ocean waves. The work was published in Nature Photonics and was in collaboration with University of Gottingen in Germany.
Professor Bahram Jalali is the Northrop Grumman Endowed Chair in Optoelectronics, Professor in Electrical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.