Eric Van Stryland received a PhD in Physics in 1976 from the University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, where he worked on optical coherent transients and photon counting statistics. He worked in the areas of femtosecond pulse production, multiphoton absorption in solids, and laser induced damage at the Center for Laser Studies at the Univ. of Southern California. He joined the University of North Texas in l978 helping to form the Center for Applied Quantum Electronics. In l987 he joined the newly formed CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). NSF has funded him for the past 29 years. His current research interests are in the characterization of the nonlinear optical properties of materials and their temporal response as well as the applications of these nonlinear materials properties for optical switching, etc. He helped develop the Z-scan and also established the methodology for applying Kramers-Kronig relations to ultrafast nonlinearities and helped develop the field of cascaded second-order effects. He is a fellow of the OSA, a former member of their Board, a senior member of the Laser Institute of America and a former board member, a Fellow of SPIE, and IEEE and a member of the APS, SPIE, and MRS. He also served as a topical editor for Optics Letters. He was elected Vice President of the OSA which led to becoming President in 2006. He graduated 27 Ph.D.'s and published ~300 papers and is on the ISI ‘highly cited’ list. In 2003 he was awarded the highest honor UCF bestows, the Pegasus Award. He was Director of the School of Optics/CREOL from July 1999 to May of 2004. With the elevation of the School to a College, he became its first Dean (retired as Dean 2009). In addition, Governor Bush established the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE) in 2003 and he was Director of that Center along with CREOL until he retired in 2009. The Townes Laser Institute is the latest addition to CREOL which began as a second round of the FPCE and was established during his administration.
Awards & Honors
Fellow of American Physical Society (APS)
Fellow of IEEE-Photonics
Fellow of the SPIE
Fellow of the Optical Society of America
OSA Wood Prize 2012
Wood prize of the OSA to be awarded at Oct 2012 meeting of OSA
Fellow of APS
2008/2009 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
Office of Research & Commercialization Millionaire's Club
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant
President of the OSA
Florida Trend magazine's one of the "174 Most Influential Floridians"
Appointed to the Mayor of Orlando’s (Glenda Hood) High Technology Advisory Board
Graduate Teacher of the Year, School of Optics
University of Central Florida PEP award
Elected to the Board of Directors of the OSA
Topical editor for Optics Letters; Nonlinear Optics
Honorary Prof., School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “Nonlinear Optics”
Invited member Phi-Kappa-Phi
Researcher of the year
Co-Recipient of the NTSU President’s Award
Member of the Editorial Board of “Review of Scientific Instruments”
Peceli, D.; Hu, H.; Fishman, D. A.; Webster, S.; Przhonska, O. V.; Kurdyukov, V. V.; Slominsky, Y. L.; Tolmachev, A. I.; Kachkovski, A. D.; Gerasov, A. O.; Masunov, A. E.; Hagan, D. J.; Van Stryland, E. W.
"Enhanced Intersystem Crossing Rate in Polymethine-Like Molecules: Sulfur-Containing Squaraines versus Oxygen-Containing Analogues"
J. Phys. Chem. A., 2013, 117, 2333-2346
H. Hu, O. V. Przhonska, F. Terenziani, A. Painelli, D. Fishman, T. R. Ensley, M. Reichert, S. Webster, J. L. Bricks, A. D. Kachkovski, D. J. Hagan and E. Van Stryland
"Two-photon Absorption Spectra of a Near-Infrared 2-Azaazulene Polymethine Dye: Solvation and Ground-State Symmetry Breaking"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 7666-7678
M. R. Ferdinandus, M. Reichert, T. R. Ensley, H. Hu, D. A. Fishman, S. Webster, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Dual-arm Z-scan technique to extract dilute solute nonlinearities from solution measurements"
Optical Materials Express, 2, pp. 1776-1790
D. Peceli, S. Webster, D. A. Fishman, C. M. Cirloganu, H. Hu, O. V. Przhonska, V. V. Kurdyukov, Y. L. Slominsky, A. I. Tolmachev, A. D. Kachkovski, R. R. Dasari, S. Barlow, S. R. Marder, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Optimization of the Double Pump-Probe Technique: Decoupling the Triplet Yield and Cross Section"
Journal Of Physical Chemistry A 116(20), pp.4833-4841
H. Hu, D. A. Fishman, A. O. Gerasov, O. V. Przhonska, S. Webster, L. A. Padilha, D. Peceli, M. Shandura, Y. P. Kovtun, A. D. Kachkovski, I. H. Nayyar, A. E. Masunov, P. Tongwa, T. V. Timofeeva, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Two-Photon Absorption Spectrum of a Single Crystal Cyanine-like Dye"
Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters 3(9), pp.1222-1228
Getmanenko, YA; Hales, JM; Balu, M; Fu, J; Zojer, E; Kwon, O; Mendez, J; Thayumanavan, S; Walker, G; Zhang, Q; Bunge, SD; Bredas, JL; Hagan, DJ; Van Stryland, EW; Barlow, S; Marder, SR
"Characterisation of a dipolar chromophore with third-harmonic generation applications in the near-IR "
Journal Of Materials Chemistry 22(10), pp.4371-4382
S. Ellinger, K. R. Graham, P. Shi, R. T. Farley, T. T. Steckler, R. N. Brookins, P. Taranekar, J. Mei, L. A. Padilha, T. R. Ensley, H. Hu, S. Webster, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, K. S. Schanze, J. R. Reynolds
"Donor-Acceptor-Donor-based pi-Conjugated Oligomers for Nonlinear Optics and Near-IR Emission"
Chemistry of Materials 23(17) pp. 3805-3817
T. R. Ensley, D. A. Fishman, S. Webster, L. A. Padilha, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Energy and Spectral Enhancement of Femtosecond Supercontinuum in a Noble Gas Using a Weak Seed"
Optics Express 19(2), pp. 757-763
D.A. Fishman, C.M. Cirloganu, S. Webster, L.A. Padilha, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Extremely Nondegenerate Two-Photon Absorption and Sub-bandgap Detection in Semiconductors"
Optics and Photonics News, Optics in 2011
C. M. Cirloganu, L. A. Padilha, D. A. Fishman, S. Webster, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Extremely nondegenerate two-photon absorption in direct-gap semiconductors [Invited]"
Optics Express 19(23), pp. 22951-22960