UNT Engineering professor Anupama Kaul recently was elected Fellow of the Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) for her significant technical and societal contributions in the area of two-dimensional layered materials and nanocarbons for optoelectronics, photonics and sensing, including in flexible platforms.
SPIE, the international society of optics and photonics, confers the grade of a Fellow on a member who has become distinguished through outstanding technical contributions, service to the society and service to the general optics and photonics community.
"I am honored to be elected Fellow of SPIE and have enjoyed participating in SPIE conferences for close to 15 years," said Kaul, who was one of 58 Fellows named in 2022 from around the globe. About 1,600 SPIE members worldwide have become Fellows since the society began in 1955.
Kaul’s interdisciplinary research, including most recently as director of the Nanoscale Materials and Devices Laboratory at UNT and in prior appointments at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, on utilizing nanomaterials for optoelectronic and sensing device platforms is well recognized internationally. She has authored or co-authored more than 165 archival journal papers, conference proceedings and magazine articles, 6 issued US patents, 7 book chapters, 4 books and special issues, and given more than 80 invited, keynote and plenary talks at international professional society meetings and forums. As the PACCAR Professor of Engineering and director of the PACCAR Technology Institute, Kaul has a joint appointment in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at UNT.
"We take pride in Dr. Kaul and her research achievements, which has brought much international recognition and honor to her and to UNT," said Vijay Vasudevan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Kaul will be honored at the SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference in San Diego, Calif., this fall.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.