Ayman F. Abouraddy received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 2003, all in electrical engineering. In 2003 he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, as a postdoctoral fellow working with Prof. Yoel Fink (Materials Science & Engineering) and Prof. John D. Joannopoulos (Physics), and then became a Research Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics in 2005. At MIT he pursued research on novel multi-material optical fiber structures, photonic bandgap fibers, nanophotonics, fiber-based optoelectronic devices, and mid-infrared nonlinear fiber optics. He has also been engaged in investigating techniques that lead to sub-diffraction-limited resolution in optical microscopy and lithography. He is the coauthor of more than 65 journal publications, 130 conference presentations, and 55 invited talks; he holds seven patents, and has three patents pending. His research also encompasses quantum optics and quantum information processing. He joined CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, at the University of Central Florida as an assistant professor in September 2008 where he has since established facilities for fabricating new classes of polymer and soft-glass fibers for applications ranging from mid-infrared optics to solar energy concentration. He also continues to pursue his research testing the foundations of quantum mechanics and implementing optical realizations of quantum computation. He was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in August 2014.
Awards & Honors
Promoted to the rank of Professor
Research Incentive Award (University)
College of Optics and Photonics Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
Reach for the Stars Award
College Excellence in Research Award
Optimax Research Grant
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
S. Shabahang, H. E. Kondakci, M. L. Villinger, J. D. Perlstein, A. El Halawany, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Omni-resonant optical micro-cavity"
A. K. Jahromi, S. Shabahang, H. E. Kondakci, P. Melanen, S. Orsila, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Transparent perfect mirror"
ACS Photonics 4, in press
L. Martin, D. Mardani, H. E. Kondakci, W. D. Larson, S. Shabahang, A. K. Jahromi, T. Malhotra, A. N. Vamivakas, G. K. Atia, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Basis-neutral Hilbert-space analyzers"
Scientific Reports 7, 44995
D. Mardani, H. E. Kondakci, L. Martin, A. F. Abouraddy, and G. K. Atia
"Compressive optical interferometry"
Optics Letters, submitted
L.N. Pye, M.L. Villinger, S. Shabahang, W.D. Larson, L. Martin, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Octave-spanning coherent absorption in a thin silicon film"
Optics Letters 42, 151-154
L. Wei, C. Hou, E. Levy, G. Lestoquoy, A. Gumennik, A. F. Abouraddy, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink
"Optoelectronic fibers via selective amplification of in-fiber capillary instabilities"
Advanced Materials 29, 1603033
S. Shabahang, N. S. Nye, C. Markos, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Reconfigurable opto-thermal graded-index waveguiding in bulk chalcogenide glasses"
Optics Letters 42, in press
K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, B. E. A. Saleh
"Single-photon three-qubit quantum logic using spatial light modulators"
Nature Communications, submitted
G. Liang, A.F. Abouraddy, D.N. Christodoulides, and E.L. Thomas
"Asymmetric diffraction from two-component optical gratings made of passive and lossy materials"
Optics Express 24, 30164-30172
H. E. Kondakci and A. F. Abouraddy
"Diffraction-free pulsed optical beams via space-time correlations"
Optics Express 24(25), 28659-28668