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SPIE Professional April 2014

New editor at Journal of Nanophotonics

SPIE FellowSPIE Fellow Ali Adibi, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanophotonics Ali Adibi of Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanophotonics (JNP).

Adibi, the Joseph M. Pettit Professor of electronics, photonics, and bioengineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, is an internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology. He has extensive experience in design, optimization, simulation, and fabrication of integrated photonic structures for optical sensing, optical communications, and optical signal processing.

His group has demonstrated multiple photonic structures, especially resonators and spectrometers, with world-record performance.

"We are very pleased to have Ali Adibi on board to provide editorial leadership and vision for this important SPIE journal," said SPIE Publications Committee Chair John Greivenkamp, a professor at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona.

"Dr. Adibi is an internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology who brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and enthusiasm that will be a great benefit to the journal and the entire technical community."

Adibi succeeds founding editor-in-chief Akhlesh Lakhtakia of Pennsylvania State University (USA), who served from 2007 through 2013.

"As the Journal of Nanophotonics enters its eighth year of publication, it is firmly entrenched as the premier journal in nanophotonics," Lakhtakia said.

The journal was the first to be positioned at the intersection of nanotechnology and optics and photonics, and its scope includes noteworthy topics such as silicon nanowire films, optical manipulation of nanoparticles, and plasmon-assisted photonics, he noted.

A Fellow of SPIE, Adibi is the Nanotechnology track chair in the Optoelectronics (OPTO) symposium and chairs the conference on Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices at SPIE Photonics West.

Adibi received his PhD in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology, MS in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and BS in electrical engineering from Shiraz University. His PhD research resulted in a breakthrough in persistent holographic storage in photorefractive crystals.

Among his many awards are the SPIE Technology Achievement Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the Packard Fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He has more than 120 journal and 350 conference publications.

image of Journal of NanophotonicsJNP focuses on the fabrication and application of nanostructures that facilitate the generation, propagation, manipulation, and detection of light from the infrared to ultraviolet regimes.

Adibi’s goals for the journal include adding special-focus issues more often to cover state-of-the-art research and positioning JNP among the top journals in the field of nanophotonics.

The Journal of Nanophotonics is published online in the SPIE Digital Library.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201404.14

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