OSE Distinguished Professor, Dr. Steven Brueck Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Posted: August 29, 2021

Congratulations are in order! Dr. Steven R.J. Brueck, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Former CHTM Director and OSE Affiliated Faculty member has been presented with UNM Rainforest Innovation's first ever Lifetime Achievement Innovation Award. To see the feature from UNM Rainforest Innovations, click here.

Brueck has made significant contributions to nonlinear optics, nanoscale lithography, semiconductor lasers, infrared detectors, nanophotonics and nanofluidics. He was named the STC.UNM Innovation Fellow in 2010 and received the UNM Presidential Award of Distinction in 2013. He has published over 500 technical papers and served as an Associate Editor of Optics Letters, as Editor of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and as Founding Editor of the IEEE Journal in Selected Optics in Quantum Electronics. In 2015, he was among a cohort of 168 inventors from around the world who were chosen as National Academy of Inventors Fellows.

He has been a very productive inventor, receiving 88 issued U.S. patents to date through UNM Rainforest Innovations which have spurred the development of 7 different startup companies. The total licensing income generated has been approximately $84 million dollars.