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Ram-Mohan Elected to the Fellowship of the Optical Society of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/Dec. 14, 2000
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WORCESTER, Mass. - L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan of Northborough, Mass., professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Optical Society of America. The citation announcing the honor recognizes his "development of the paradigm of wavefunction engineering and, through software, making it practical for optimized quantum well laser design."

Ram-Mohan, who has taught at WPI since 1978, earned 1971 Ph.D. and 1967 M.S. degrees from Purdue University and a 1965 B.S. degree in physics with honors from Delhi University in India. Earlier honors include the 1996 Purdue University School of Science Distinguished Alumni Award, the 1994 WPI Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 1990 WPI Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Creative Scholarship and Research.

He is a member of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Sigma Xi honor society and has been listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World and the Dictionary of International Biography. He is the author of many publications in his field of research on topics such as "Finite Element Method and Quantum Mechanics" and "Wavefunction Engineering and Nonlinear Optics."

For more information, go to the Web site http://www.wpi.edu/~lrram/.

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