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
RIA university wide
College of Optics and Photonics Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2014 CREOL Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
Reach for the Stars Award
2014 UCF ‘Reach for the Stars’ Award (Inaugural year)
College Excellence in Research Award
Optimax Research Grant
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
M.L. Villinger, M. Bayat, L.N. Pye, A.F. Abouraddy
"Analytical model for coherent perfect absorption in one-dimensional photonic structures"
Optics Letters 40(23), pp.5550-5553
"Polymeric fiber luminescent solar concentrators"
Patent Pending 11/04/2015 62/250,570
A.F. Abouraddy, A. Dogariu, J. Kaufman, R. Rezvani Naraghi, S. Sukhov, F. Tan
"Structured granular composite materials, method of fabrication, and applications"
Patent Pending 11/16/2015 14/942,042
A.F. Abouraddy, W. Larson, L. Martin, L. Pye, S. Shabahang, M. Villinger
"Ultra-high absorption of incoherent light over large bandwidths in systems that have low intrinsic absorption in that range"
Patent Pending 11/16/2015 62/255,765
H.E. Kondakci, A.F. Abouraddy, B.E.A. Saleh
"A photonic thermalization gap in disordered lattices"
Nature Physics 11, 930-935. News and Views: A. Szameit, "Chaos from symmetry," Nature Physics 11, 895-896, selected for the journal cover
H.E. Kondakci, A.P. Leija, A. Szameit, A. Abouraddy, D.N. Christodoulides, B. Saleh
"Deterministic Control of Photon Statistics by Activation of Chiral Symmetry in Disordered Lattices"
D. Mardani, A.F. Abouraddy, G. Atia
"Efficient optical mode analysis using compressive interferometry"
Optics Express 23, pp.28449-28458
K.H. Kagalwala, H.E. Kondakci, A.F. Abouraddy, B.E.A. Saleh
"Optical coherency matrix tomography"
Scientific Reports, 5, pp.15333
"Dynamic in-fiber particle production with precise dimensional control"
Patent Pending 09/10/2015 2634/MUMNP
P.J. Delfyett, A. Klee, K. Bagnell
"An ultra-low noise mode-locked laser using a coupled optoelectronic oscillator and optical frequency division"
Patent Pending 06/08/2015 62/172,488