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Connie Chang-Hasnain

Whinnery Chair Professor of EECS, and Chair of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Graduate Group at UCB
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

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Connie Chang-Hasnain is the John R. Whinnery Chair Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department and Chair of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) Graduate Group at the University of California, Berkeley.  She received her Ph.D. from the same university in 1987.   Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, Dr. Chang-Hasnain was a member of the technical staff at Bellcore (1987–1992) and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (1992–1996).  She is an Honorary Member of A.F. Ioffe Institute (Russia), a Chang Jiang Scholar Endowed Chair Professor at Tsinghua University (China), a Visiting Professor of Peking University (China) and National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan).

Prof. Chang-Hasnain’s research interests are in high-contrast metastructures and their applications to VCSELs and integrated optics and III-V nanopillars on silicon.  For her research contributions, she was awarded with the 2011 IEEE David Sarnoff Award for pioneering contributions to VCSEL arrays and tunable VCSELs, 2009 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2009 Humboldt Research Award, 2007 Nick Holonyak Jr Award from the Optical Society of America, and 2003 IEEE William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award. Since 2007, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lightwave Technology.