M.J. Soileau received his PhD in Quantum Electronics from the University of Southern California, is currently Professor of Optics, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and is the Vice President for Research. His research interests include the nonlinear optical properties of materials and laser-induced damage. He is a Fellow of IEEE, the SPIE–The International Optical Engineering Society, and the Optical Society of America.
Awards & Honors
- American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellow
- IEEE Photonics Society Life Fellow
- Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
- International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellow
- 2016 Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
- 2016 Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
- 2013 National Academy of Inventors Fellow
- 2008 2008 SPIE Gold Medal Award
- 2007 OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Award
Conducting research on a variety of nonlinear optical effects, materials, and devices including nonlinear interactions in waveguides, nonlinear signal processing, optical power limiting, and characterizing materials response at picosecond and nanosecond scales.