AIM Photonics Deputy CEO, John Bowers, to receive the 2017 Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Award!
John Bowers and postdoctoral researcher Tin Komljenovic with a wafer of integrated photonic circuitry to be manufactured by AIM Photonics.
Photo: SONIA FERNANDEZ
Dr. John Bowers, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials at UC Santa Barbara, and Deputy CEO, AIM Photonics, has been selected to receive the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Award. Bowers is the first faculty member from UCSB to receive the honor, which recognizes his “pioneering research in silicon photonics, including hybrid silicon lasers, photonic integrated circuits and ultra low-loss waveguides.”
At MIT’s Photonic Micro systems Group, Dr. Michael Watts, AIM Photonics CTO, and MIT Professor, is developing a lidar-on-a-chip system that is smaller than a dime, has no moving parts, and could be mass produced at a very low cost to be used in self-driving cars, drones, and robots.