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Dr. Sheik-Bahae
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae

Mansoor Sheik-Bahae Promoted to Distinguished Professor

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to announce that Mansoor Sheik-Bahae has been promoted to Distinguished Professor.

Sheik-Bahae is the Director of the Sheik-Bahae Research Group, which focuses on laser cooling in solids, ultrafast phenomena and nonlinear optics.

His awards include:

  • OSA's R. W. Wood Prize (shared with Eric van Stryland) -- March 2012
  • Recognized for "Most cited paper in the history of IEEE-JQE", LEOS 2007
  • OSA Fellow (2000)
  • 1996 NSF-CAREER award
  • 1990 Engineer of the Year Award, IEEE/LEOS (Orlando, Florida)

He has worked at the University of New Mexico since 1994, and has been awarded over $14 million in research grants since 1995. He has edited seven books and has four U.S. patents, and another four which are pending.

Congratulations to Mansoor on this well-deserved promotion. We wish him a long and successful career in our department.


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