Prof. Kei May LAU has been Selected as The Optical Society (OSA) 2020 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award Winner

Prof. Kei May LAU has been selected as the 2020 recipient of The Optical Society (OSA) Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, specifically for "significant contributions to hetero-epitaxy of compound semiconductors on silicon for future integrated lasers and advancing the field of light-emitting diode microdisplays". 

Prof. LAU initiated metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), compound semiconductor materials and devices programs at UMass. Her research group performed studies on heterostructures, quantum wells, strained-layers, III-V selective epitaxy, as well as high-frequency and photonic devices. She is currently a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. She served on the IEEE Electron Devices Society Administrative Committee and was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (1996-2002), an Associate Editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth and Applied Physics Letters. She is now an Editor of the IEEE Electron Device Letters. 

Prof. LAU is a recipient of the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (2008), and the IEEE Photonics Society Aron Kressel Award (2017).


About the Nick Holonyak Jr. Award

The Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, established in 1997, recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of optics based on semiconductor-based optical devices and materials, including basic science and technological applications.


About The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives.


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