The scholarly society has, since 1916, been the “world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development.”
Feng joined Penn Engineering last year, among the ranks of thirty new faculty hired in a two-year span. That group includes a concentration of experts in data science and new computational techniques, areas that Feng approaches from his background in developing nanomaterials that provide unprecedented control over light.
The Optical Society cited Feng for his “outstanding pioneering scientific contributions to the field of non-Hermitian photonics and its applications in integrated nanophotonics and optoelectronics.”
Feng was also recently awarded a NSF grant from its Engineering Quantum Integrated Platforms program; he and fellow MSE professor Ritesh Agarwal will use it build quantum communication devices that take advantage of chiral properties of individual photons.