AWARDS


Prof. Notaros presenting a plenary talk at the 2018 DARPA D60 Symposium.


Prof. Notaros being congratulated by IEEE International President, Roberto de Marca, and the IEEE USA President, Jim Jefferies, after the Region 5 Awards Banquet on April 5th, 2014.


Prof. Notaros being awarded the OSA Incubic Milton Chang award by the OSA Foundation President Michael Morris during the FiO OSA Fellows Luncheon on October 21st, 2014.

Research Awards

[1] 2018 Top-Three DARPA Riser and DARPA D60 Plenary Speaker: Nominated by DARPA program manager and selected as one of 47 DARPA Risers (early-career scientists, engineers, and faculty identified as top emerging leaders in science and technology) and invited to present a poster to DARPA program managers during a closed-door event at DARPA’s 60th Anniversary Symposium. Based on this poster session, selected as one of the Top-Ten Risers and presented a talk to all DARPA program managers and leadership. Based on this Top-Ten presentation, selected by DARPA leadership as one of the Top-Three Risers and invited to give a featured plenary talk to all >2,000 attendees of the symposium (including DARPA personnel, DARPA performers, technology pioneers, industry leaders, government officials, and generals/admirals). Praised by DARPA leaders and government dignitaries as a highlight of the symposium. [DARPAtv] [LinkedIn] [Twitter] [Facebook]

[2] 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Listee: Named to the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 List in the Science category and selected as one of three Featured Honorees. [Forbes] [Forbes] [MIT News]

[3] 2020 MIT RLE Early Career Development Award: Awarded the MIT RLE Early Career Development Award that supports promising junior faculty.

[4] 2019 OSA CLEO Chair's Pick Award and Invited Talk Upgrade: Awarded Chair's Pick and upgraded to an invited talk at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) for paper "Integrated-Phased-Array-Based Visible-Light Near-Eye Holographic Projector".

[5] 2020 SPIE Photonics West Invited Speaker: Invited to give a talk at Photonics West (PW) titled "Integrated optical phased arrays: LiDAR, augmented reality, and beyond". [Link]

[6] 2020 OSA FiO Invited Speaker and Session Chair: Invited to give a talk at Frontiers in Optics (FiO) titled "Integrated Optical Phased Arrays for LiDAR, Communications, Augmented Reality, and Beyond". [Link]

[7] 2019 OSA IPR Invited Speaker: Invited to give a talk at Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics (IPR) titled "Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Augmented Reality, and Beyond". [Link]

[8] 2020 OSA NETWORKS Invited Speaker: Invited to give a talk at Photonics Networks and Devices (NETWORKS) titled "Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Communications, Augmented Reality, and Beyond". [Link]

[9] 2021 OSA AIO Invited Speaker: Invited to give a talk at Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) titled "Integrated Optical Phased Arrays for LiDAR, Communications, Augmented Reality, and Beyond". [Link]

[10] 2019 IEEE Photonics North Invited Speaker: Invited to give a talk at Photonics North titled "Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: Architectures and Applications". [Link]

[11] 2018 Boston Photonics Conference Featured Plenary Speaker: Selected to give a featured plenary talk at the Boston Photonics Conference based on paper submission "Integrated Optical Phased Array Architectures and Applications". [Link]

[12] First Place Winner in the 2014 IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition: Awarded for paper "Complex Wavevector Bloch Solver For Nanophotonic Device Applications" presented at the IEEE Region 5 Meeting.

[13] First Place Winner in the 2014 IEEE West Area Student Paper Competition: Awarded for paper "Complex Wavevector Bloch Solver For Nanophotonic Device Applications". Qualified for IEEE Region 5 competition.

[14] 2019 MIT MARC Best Overall Award: Awarded one of 10 best overall awards (out of 116 papers) based on abstract submission, pitch presentation, and poster session at the 2019 MIT Microsystems Annual Research Conference (MARC) for paper "CMOS-Compatible Optical Phased Arrays Powered by Monolithically-Integrated Erbium Lasers".

[15] 2019 MIT MARC Best Pitch Award: Awarded one of 10 best pitch awards (out of 116 pitches) at the 2019 MIT Microsystems Annual Research Conference (MARC) for paper "CMOS-Compatible Optical Phased Arrays Powered by Monolithically-Integrated Erbium Lasers".

[16] 2018 OSA Incubic Milton Chang Travel Grant: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) conference grant for papers "CMOS-Compatible Optical Phased Arrays with Monolithically-Integrated Erbium Lasers" and "Bessel-Beam-Generating Integrated Optical Phased Arrays". Acknowledged during the CLEO Awards Ceremony and Plenary Session. [Link]

[17] 2014 OSA Incubic Milton Chang Travel Grant: Frontiers in Optics (FiO) conference grant for paper "Analysis of Leaky-Wave Microphotonic Structures with a Complex-Wavevector Photonic Band Structure Solver". Acknowledged during FiO OSA Fellows Luncheon. [Link]

[18] 2018 EECS Rising Star: Selected for workshop based on competitive application. [Link]

[19] 2017 MIT Path of Professorship: Selected for workshop based on competitive application.

[20] IEEE Student of the Week: IEEE international level. Featured on IEEE webpage (July 2014).

[21] 2014 Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award: In recognition of exceptional research accomplishments. Inducted into Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.


Fellowships and Scholarships

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships:
[1] 2015 - 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellow [Link]
[2] 2015 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow (Declined to Accept NSF)
[3] 2015 MIT Grier Presidential Fellow
[4] 2015 Tau Beta Pi Fellow [Link]
[5] 2015 SPIE Optics & Photonics Education Scholarship [Link]
[6] 2015 - 2019 Society of Women Engineers Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship [Link]

Undergraduate Scholarships:
[1] 2014 Society of Women Engineers Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship
[2] 2014 Tau Beta Pi Scholarship [Link]
[3] 2013 - 2014 Howard W. Lacy Engineering Scholarship
[4] 2013 Society of Women Engineers Goldman, Sachs & Co. Scholarship
[5] 2013 Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section Pioneer Scholarship


Academic Awards

[1] 2019 MIT Kaufman Teaching Certificate [Link]
[2] 2015 University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor's Recognition Award
[3] 2015 University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement [Link]
[4] 2015 University of Colorado Boulder Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering Distinguished Senior
[5] 2015 Graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Honors
[6] 2014 - 2015 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award [Link]
[7] 2011 - 2015 BOLD Gold Academic Performance Medal
[8] 2011 - 2015 College of Engineering Dean's List
[9] 2011 Scholastic Art Award for "Portrait of Happiness"
[10] 2010 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Spanish Student of the Year

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