Competition: US & Canada
Alexandra Boltasseva is a Ron and Dotty Garvin Tonjes Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with courtesy appointment in Materials Engineering at Purdue University. She received her PhD in electrical engineering at Technical University of Denmark, DTU in 2004. Boltasseva specializes in nanophotonics, quantum photonics, nanofabrication, and optical materials. She received the 2013 Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award, the 2011 MIT Technology Review Top Young Innovator (TR35), the 2009 Young Researcher Award in Advanced Optical Technologies from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and the Young Elite-Researcher Award from the Danish Council for Independent Research (2008). She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) (2020), MRS (2021), IEEE (2020), Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America, OSA) (2017), and International Society for Optical Engineers (SPIE) (2015). She served on MRS Board of Directors (2014-2016) and is past Editor-in-Chief for Optical Materials Express journal, Optica Publishing group (2016-2021). Boltasseva is featured as Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science (2020, 2021).