Chembo Elected to IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors

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Professor Yanne Chembo (ECE/IREAP) has been elected to the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors. This Board oversees an organization of the IEEE members involved with devices, systems and products connected to quantum electronics and photonics. The society focuses on and provides resources for photonics research, development, design and manufacturing.

Prof. Chembo joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in January 2019.  Prior to that, he was a Research Director at the French Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), where he explored nonlinear, quantum and stochastic phenomena in optoelectronics, microwave photonics, and laser physics. At UMD, he continues his work in these areas as applicable to aerospace systems, optical communications, time-frequency metrology, signal detection and sensors.

After earning an independent PhD in nonlinear dynamics from the University of Yaounde (Cameroon), Dr. Chembo received another PhD in photonics from the University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca, Spain). Previous affiliations include the FEMTO-ST Institute in Besançon, France, the Quantum Science and Technology Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech in Pasadena, California, and the Georgia Tech-CNRS International Joint Laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also an international recognized writer of over 150 co-written articles published in international journals and conference proceedings.

Published April 14, 2021