The UCF Pegasus Professor Award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant impact on the
university and demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service.|
Demetrios Christodoulides is a researcher whose insight has spanned three new areas of research within
the optics and photonics world. He was the first scientist to discover and show that light can travel
around curves, not just in straight lines as previously accepted. He also is considered the “father”
of discrete optics. His research has produced breakthroughs that impact the world of telecommunication
and optical computing.