Jeff Squier named 2020 American Physical Society Fellow
A Mines alumnus, Squier was recognized for his “seminal contributions to ultrafast optical technology"
Fellowship in APS recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to physics research, applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the society’s global membership is honored with fellowship.
A Mines alumnus, Squier ‘84 MS ‘86 was honored for his “seminal contributions to ultrafast optical technology, including the first ultrafast Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier; for the development and application of ultrafast lasers to micromachining, eye surgery and nonlinear microscopy; and for leadership in optical sciences at Colorado School of Mines.”
Squier, who joined the Mines faculty in 2002, is also a fellow of the Optical Society of America. He did his PhD studies at the University of Rochester under Gérard Mourou, now of École Polytechnique in Paris, who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to a pioneering method for generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical laser pulses – work Mourou and his senior graduate student at the time, Donna Strickland, had published just a year before Squier joined his lab.
With more than 55,000 members worldwide, APS is a nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to advancing and diffusing the knowledge of physics through its research journals, scientific meetings and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities.