Demetri Christodoulides is the Cobb Family Endowed Chair and Pegasus Professor of Optics at CREOL-the College of Optics and Photonics of the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1986 and he subsequently joined Bellcore as a post-doctoral fellow at Murray Hill. Between 1988 and 2002 he was with the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University. His research interests include linear and nonlinear optical beam interactions, synthetic optical materials, optical solitons, and quantum electronics. He has authored and co-authored more than 350 papers. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society. In 2011 he received the R.W. Wood Prize of OSA and in 2018 the OSA Max Born Award.
Awards & Honors
- American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
- Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
- 2018 Max Born Award
- 2017 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2014-2017
- 2015 Research Incentive Award
- 2014 Excellence in Research (College Award)
- 2014 Excellence in Research (University Award)
- 2012 UCF Pegasus Professor
- 2011 OSA R. W. Wood Prize
- 2002 Cobb Family Endowed Chair
Nonlinear wave propagation, nonlinear optics, beam synthesis and dynamics, optical solitons, periodic and random optical structures, nonlinear optics in soft matter, quantum transport in arrays and photonic lattices.