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 May 22, 2012

Prof. Zhang named the 2012 recipient of the William F. Meggers Award by OSA


The new Director of the Institute of Optics, Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang continues to make impressive strides in his field. Xi-Cheng was recently named the 2012 recipient of the William F. Meggers Award by the Optical Society of America (OSA) for his exceptional contributions to coherent generation and detection of ultra-broadband THz waves for far-infrared spectroscopy.

"The William F. Meggers Award, endowed by the family of William Meggers, serveral individuals, and a number of optical manufacturers, honors Meggers for his notable contributions to the field of spectroscopy and metrology. The award consists of a silver medal, certificate, and a $3,000 honorarium" (excerpt from Dr. Zhang's official award letter).

Dr. Zhang will receive his award at Frontiers in Optics, OSA's annual meeting, being held in Rochester in October 2012. Congratulations on this impressive honor!

Read the official UR press release here!