Prasad Elected Fellow of International Society for Optical Engineering

Release Date: May 23, 2005 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Paras N. Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's, College of Arts and Sciences and executive director of UB's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).

Prasad was selected for his achievements in nanophotonics and biophotonics, and his pioneering research in the development and application of two-photon technology for biophotonics and 3-D microfabrication.

SPIE also cited Prasad's work in the development and application of nanoclinic technology for optically trackable therapies designed for specific targeted sites in the human body.

In addition, he was cited for his contributions to SPIE, having initiated, organized and chaired numerous conferences and symposiums worldwide.

The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1997, Prasad is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society.

With 10 patents to his credit, he also is the author of "Biophotonics" (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) and "Nanophotonics" (John Wiley & Sons, 2004).

In addition, he has published more than 460 scientific papers and co-edited or coauthored major books in the field of photonics materials.

Prasad is the recipient of an Excellence in the Pursuit of Knowledge Award from SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King.

He is a resident of Amherst.

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