Alejandro Aceves elected Optical Society Fellow
MCRN member Alejandro Aceves has been elected a 2016 Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow. He is being recognized for pioneering contributions in the areas of optical gap solitons, spatiotemporal localization in optical array systems, and Ultra-Violet (UV) light filamentation. His research in nonlinear optics and photonics relates to the study of light-matter interactions. Theoretical discoveries made by Aceves with many collaborators-- including PhD students-- have been experimentally demonstrated.
OSA Fellows are selected based on their overall impact on optics, as gauged through factors such as specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, a record of significant publications or patents related to optics, technical leadership in the field, business leadership, and service to OSA and the global optics community. Drawing from nominations from current fellows, the OSA Fellow Members Committee recommends candidates to the OSA Board of Directors. This process is highly competitive, as no more than 10 percent of the OSA Membership may be Fellows.
Alejandro is a professor of mathematics in Southern Methodist University's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona. Prof. Aceves has been an active member of MCRN for many years and is a Research Focus Group Leader for the Electric Grid Focus Group.