Awards/ Honours

  • Associate Editor, Optics Express (2016-).
  • Senior Member, OSA (2016).
  • Co-Chair, Optoelectronics, International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (2015).
  • Co-Chair, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics (2012).
  • Member, Working Group on Photonics, Ministry of Information Technology (2009- ).
  • Member, Technical Program Committee for the following conferences:
        -International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, Kanpur/Kharagpur (2016/2014)
        -SPIE Photonic Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial & Harsh Environments (2014)
        -Asia Pacific Conference on Transducers and Micro/Nano Technologies (2014)
        -Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, Beijing (2013)
  • Collegiate Inventor Award (2000), organized by National Inventors Hall of Fame for significant inventions among US college students.
  • New Focus Student Award (1999), organized by Optical Society of America (OSA) for research excellence, presentation prowess, and leadership in the optics community.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in EECE Award (1999).
  • New Focus Student Travel Grant (1995), organized by OSA for a paper presentation at the Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics.
  • Member of the OSA and IEEE/LEOS; Referee for OSA and IEEE publications.
  • Held several organizational positions including:
        -Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter of Optical Society of America at IIT-Madras (2010-2014).
        - B.Tech/M.Tech Project Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT-Madras (2006-2009).
        -Timetable Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT-Madras (2011-2013).
        -Treasurer, UNM Student Chapter of OSA and EECE Graduate Student Association (1996-97).
        -Vice-President, India Students Association (1997-98).
        -President & Captain, UNM Cricket Club (1997-2000)