Fellow James Coleman joined the University of Texas, Dallas, as head of its electrical engineering department.
Previously he was a professor of electrical engineering and materials science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he focused on the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices.
Life Fellow Stephen E. Harris was named an honorary member of the Optical Society—a recognition given to those who have made seminal contributions to the field. Only 45 members have held the title since the society was founded in 1916.
Harris was cited for his “pioneering and profoundly influential contributions to the science of light, including parametric emission, lasing without inversion, electromagnetically induced transparency, and single-cycle optical pulse generation.”
He is professor emeritus of electrical engineering and applied physics at Stanford University, where he has conducted pioneering research in lasers, quantum electronics, nonlinear optics, and atomic physics.
He is a member of the IEEE Photonics Society.
Life Member Carol A. Richardson was named a Fellow of ABET, the accrediting body in the United States for academic programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
As chair of ABET’s Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, Richardson has led activities that have “created additional career opportunities for graduates of engineering technology programs and have improved accreditation processes for institutions,” according to the organization.
She retired in 2010 as dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, in New York.