Prof. Paras N. Prasad, from the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, the State University of New York (SUNY), visited C-UFO on 29th October, 2016. He gave a public talk on "Emerging Directions in Nanophotonics, Metaphotonics and Biophotonics: New Physics in Nanostructured Optical Media and Applications". Prof. Hong-Bo Sun hosted the talk.
Prof. Prasad is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Medicine; the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Chemistry; and the Executive Director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics at the University at Buffalo. He was named among the top 50 science and technology leaders in the world by Scientific American in 2005. He has published over 750 scientific and technical papers in high-impact journals; four monographs that practically defined the fields of organic nonlinear optics, Biophotonics, Nanophotonics, Nanobioengineering and Nanomedicine; and eight edited books. According to Google Scholar, Prasad’s h-index is 105 and his work has been cited over 48,000 times. This year, SPIE, a professional International Photonics Society with more than 50,000 members worldwide, awarded him its highest honor: the President’s Gold medal.