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Jalali, Bahram

Bahram JalaliBahram Jalali, Northrop Grumman Endowed Opto-Electronic Chair in Electrical Engineering and
Area Director, Physical Wave Electronics

Aron Kressel Award, 2012
R. W. Wood Prize, 2007
Fellow, IEEE, 2003

Research Group: Photonics Laboratory

Office: 68-109 Engr. IV, Phone: 310.825.9655, Email



Professor Jalali is the Northrop-Grumman Optoelectronics Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA with joint appointments in the Biomedical Engineering Department, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and the UCLA School of Medicine Department of Surgery. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Columbia University in 1989 and was with Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey until 2002 before coming to UCLA. He is a Fellow of
IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the American Physical Society (APS). He
is the recipient of the R.W. Wood Prize from Optical Society of America for the invention and
demonstration of the first Silicon Laser. In 2005 he was elected into the Scientific American Top 50. He has published over 300 papers and holds 9 patents.

Research Interests

  • Silicon Photonics
  • High Throughput Real-time Instruments 
  • Analog to Digital Conversion
  • Biomedical Diagnostics
  • Rare Events and Extreme Value Statistics
  • Microwave Photonics

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2013 Engineers' Council, Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award
  • 2012 Aron Kressel Award
  • 2011 Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 2007 R.W. Wood Prize
  • 2005 "Scientific American 50"
  • 2004 Fellow, Optical Society of America
  • 2003 Best Paper Award, First ADC Forum (IMTC)
  • 2003 Fellow, IEEE
  • 2001 BridgeGate 20 Award
      The award recognizes executives who are 'difference makers' in Southern
      California's information technology and new media communities.
  • 1998 IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optical Society Distinguished Lecturer Award
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