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2013 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

“Photonic Source Technologies: Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers” 

9:30 am - 12:30 pm April 24, 2013
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sponsored by Drexel University and The Franklin Institute


9:30 a.m.        Greeting by Prof. A. Rosen, Drexel University

                      Welcome remarks by President J. Fry, Drexel University

                        Welcome remarks by President D.M. Wint, The Franklin Institute

                    Welcome remarks by Provost M. Greenberg, Drexel University

Symposium Presentations

10:00 a.m.      Introduction to the 2013 Bower Award in Science for
Photonic Source Technologies: Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser 
by Afshin Daryoush, Ph.D., Drexel University                        

10:20 a.m.       Semiconductor Diode Laser History & the Birth of Surface Emitting Structures
by Peter Zory, Ph.D., University of Florida

10:50 a.m.       Surface-Emitting & Edge-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers: Fabrication & Integration 
by Gary A Evans, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

11:20 a.m.     From Micro-optic Technologies & Nano-photonics Applications: Progress & Prospects
by Connie Chang-Hasnain, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

11:50 a.m.      Acceptance Remarks by Kenichi Iga, Ph.D., the 2013 Bower Award Leaureate
                        “Photonic Source Technologies: Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers” 

12:20 p.m. Closing Remarks by Provost M. Greenberg

Onsite Registration Desk is open from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please click here to RSVP by April 12, 2013.
For any symposium inquiries, please contact Professor Afshin S Daryoush by phone at (215) 895-2362 or email

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