Erich P. Ippen received his S.B. degree from MIT in 1962 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California in 1965 and 1968 respectively. He worked at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ from 1968 to 1980 before joining the faculty of MIT where he is now Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus and Professor of Physics Emeritus. Prof. Ippen has received major awards for his work from the IEEE, OSA, APS and SPIE; and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been honored for his early work on nonlinear optics in fibers and for pioneering femtosecond science and engineering.

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Recent research interests include femtosecond optical clock and arbitrary waveform technologies, ultrafast studies of materials and devices, ultrashort-pulse fiber devices, and integrated nanophotonics.

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Section 31: Engineering Sciences

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Section 33: Applied Physical Sciences