Kent D. Choquette received B.S. degrees in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1990 to 1992 he held a postdoctoral appointment at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. He then joined Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, and from 1993 to 2000 was a Principal Member of Technical Staff. He became a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois in 2000. His Photonic Device Research Group is centered around the design, fabrication, characterization, and applications of vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), photonic crystal light sources, nanofabrication technologies, and hybrid integration techniques for photonic devices.
Dr. Choquette has authored over 300 technical publications and three book chapters, and has presented numerous invited talks and tutorials. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Lightwave Technology, and served in the past as Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, and IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, and as a Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. From 2000 to 2002, he was an IEEE/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Distinguished Lecturer. He was awarded the 2008 IEEE/Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award and the 2012 Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award from the Optical Society of America. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a Fellow of SPIE.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL