The prestigious Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers has named The University of Texas at Arlington’s
Robert Magnusson as one of its 2014 fellows.
Magnusson, professor of electrical engineering
and the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics at
UT Arlington, is being recognized by the IEEE for contributions to the invention of a new
class of nanophotonic devices that employ light at a nanometer scale.
Magnusson’s devices are used as biosensors,
lasers, tunable filters and optical components. His research has applications in a variety of fields,
including medicine and energy production.
“IEEE is the largest professional society in my
field,” Magnusson said. “It is gratifying to be recognized by my peers for my
research and commercialization efforts.”
UT Arlington College of Engineering Dean Khosrow Behbehani said: “Dr.
Magnusson’s numerous recognitions, including this new honor, are a testament of
his outstanding contributions to the field and the vital role he plays in
strengthening the University’s commitment to engineering excellence and
Magnusson leads UT Arlington’s Nanophotonics Device Group, which pursues
theoretical and experimental research in periodic nanostructures,
nanolithography, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, and optical
bio- and chemical sensors.
His research established new transformative biosensor platform
technology that is in commercial use by Resonant Sensors Inc., a company he
co-founded. Magnusson has published nearly 400 journal and conference papers
and holds 23 issued and pending patents. He is also a fellow of the Optical
Society of America, SPIE and was a charter fellow of the National Academy of
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors
upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE
fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed
one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the
highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a
prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
Magnusson is UT Arlington’s eighth IEEE fellow.
About UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is a
comprehensive research institution of more than 33,300 students and 2,200
faculty members in the epicenter of North Texas. It is the second largest
institution in The University of Texas System. Total research expenditures reached
almost $78 million last year. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.
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