Professor Winnie Ye of the Department of Electronics has been elevated to the Fellow rank of Optica (formerly OSA), as part of its newly elected 2024 Fellow Class.

Founded in 1916, Optica is dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving, and dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics worldwide. Optica Fellows are selected based on several factors, including outstanding contributions to research, business, education, and engineering, as well as service to Optica and its community.

“Congratulations to the 2024 class of Optica Fellows,” said 2023 Optica President Michal Lipson. “It is a pleasure to honor these members who are advancing our field and society. We are grateful for their exceptional work and dedication.”

Fellow membership within Optica is limited to no more than ten percent of its membership and is reserved for individuals who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics.

Professor Ye has been honoured as part of the 2024 Fellow Class “for exemplary volunteer leadership and outstanding contributions to silicon photonics research and technology including pioneering investigations in waveguide stress engineering.”

She is one of only four recipients from a Canadian institution among the 129 newly elected Optica Fellow Members for 2024. New Fellows will be honored at Optica conferences and events throughout 2024.

Professor Ye is the former Canada Research Chair in Nano-scale IC Design for Reliable Opto-Electronics and Sensors (Tier II). This past October, she was elected Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) Committee for the 2025-2026 term.

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