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Professor George Stegeman passes away

In Memoriam 

George Stegeman, Emeritus Professor of Optics and Photonics, passed away suddenly on May 2, 2015, at the age of 72. He joined the UCF faculty in 1990 and was the first recipient of the Cobb Family Chair in Optical Sciences and Engineering at UCF. The principal interest of Dr. Stegeman's research was the experimental study of nonlinear optics in waveguide structures, especially the properties of spatial solitons in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Dr. Stegeman was a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the American Physical Society (APS). He received OSA's R.W. Wood Prize, the Hertzberg Medal for achievement in Physics of the Canadian Associate of Physics, and UCF's Researcher of the Year award. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, along with honorary doctorates from NRS University in Canada and INAOE in Mexico.

OSA: In Memoriam: George I. Stegeman, 1942-2015

 

Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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