Jacques Albert of the Department of Electronics has been elected as a Fellow Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) in recognition of his outstanding and sustained contributions to the science and technology of fiber Bragg gratings and their applications.
Fellow membership in OSA is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics.
The Optical Society was founded in 1916 and is made up of more than 18,000 individuals from over 100 countries. It brings together optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators, and business leaders.
Professor Albert has held the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Photonic Components since his arrival at Carleton in 2004, a Chair that was recently renewed for another seven year term. His area of research deals with novel optical devices and systems for biomedical, industrial and environmental applications. He leads a large research team in close collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry, private companies, as well as several international research groups.
His team was recently awarded $600,000 by NSERC for his ground-breaking laser project titled MOSAIC (Multimodal Optical Sensor Applications, Interfaces, and Controls).
Professor Albert also serves as the 2013 Chair of the well-known Photonics North Conference.