Distinguished Professor C. Kumar Patel is Elected Fellow of SPIE
Distinguished Professor C. Kumar Patel is elected Fellow of the
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers for
achievements in development of gas lasers and high resolution
spectroscopy. Professor Patel’s field of interest lies in the
areas of condensed matter physics, especially the structure and
dynamics of “interesting systems,” broadly defined; spectroscopic
techniques and detection methods; development of high power laser
systems including quantum cascade lasers.
SPIE is the premiere international photonics society which serves scientists and engineers in industry, academia, and government working in a wide variety of fields that utilize some aspect of optics and photonics, the science and application of light. They are honoring 76 new Fellows to the society this year. UCLA EE Department boasts with two members of its faculty included in the roster; the other elected fellow is Professor Bahram Jalali.