The University of Texas at Arlington has added expertise to its strong research group in photonics through the addition of James Coleman, who is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Catrina Coleman, - photo, but you may have to edit either crop to headshot or use intact with both names - two distinguished scientists and leaders in the areas of lasers and photonic devices.
Their addition will continue enhancing the university’s photonics portfolio, providing a world-class education and research opportunities to students under the direction of distinguished faculty in the areas of quantum optics, nanophotonics, optical amplification, implantable sensors and systems and nano-biosensors.
UTA Provost Teik C. Lim said the addition of the Colemans will keep UTA on the leading edge of discovery in photonics, which is the use of light for transmitting information, optical imaging and optical sensing. The technology, for example, is found in driverless cars or in the use of big data in the medical field.
Coleman joins the Department of Electrical Engineering at UTA after distinguished careers in academia and industry including stints at Bell Laboratories, Rockwell International, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas at Dallas.
He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012 and was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2014. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Physical Society (APS), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
He holds 10 U.S. patents and has authored more than 450 papers and book chapters, in addition to editing 10 volumes and special issues and presenting at over 160 conferences. He has served on a number of National Research Council panels and as president and chair of professional societies and committees.
Coleman will be joining the Department of Electrical Engineering and brings experience in the areas of photonic integration, semiconductor optoelectronic devices, diode lasers and mode-locked lasers.
She has served on the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Glasgow. She is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 2016 she received the Photonics Society Distinguished Service Award and earlier had been a co-recipient of the IEEE LEOS Engineering Achievement Award.