Eric Mazur

Area Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University

Eric Mazur

Eric Mazur

Area Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University

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The Optical Society of America
Learning Catalytics LLC
Sionyx LLC

RelSci Relationships

3693

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

11/14/1954

Age

66

Number of Awards

2

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Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California

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Vice President, Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys, Inc.

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Former President at The Optical Society of America

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Chief Executive Officer at The Optical Society of America

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President-Elect at The Optical Society of America

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Professor Emeritus, Radiology at University of Arizona - College of Optical Sciences

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Senior Science Advisor at The Optical Society of America

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Founder at Optikos Corp.

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Former General Counsel-Chair, Optical Data Storage Topical Meeting at The Optical Society of America

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Provost at Imperial College London

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Eric Mazur
Area Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University
Education
Ph.D. Degree in Experimental Physics
Class of 1981

Leiden University (Dutch: Universiteit Leiden), located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands.[4] The university was founded in 1575 by William, Prince of Orange, leader of the Dutch Revolt in the Eighty Years' War. The Dutch Royal Family and Leiden University still have a close relationship; Queens Juliana and Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander are all former students. Leiden University has six faculties, over 50 departments and enjoys an outstanding international reputation. In 2013 Leiden was the highest ranked university in the Netherlands in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, where it was rated as the 64th best university worldwide and 61st for international reputation. Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Leiden University as the 65th best university worldwide.[5] The Times Higher Education World University Rankings consistently rank Leiden University as the best university in Continental Europe for Arts and Humanities. The University is associated with ten leaders and Prime Ministers of the Netherlands including the current Prime Minister Mark Rutte, nine foreign leaders, among them the 6th President of the United States John Quincy Adams, two Secretary Generals of NATO, a President of the International Court of Justice and sixteen recipients of the Nobel Prize (including renowned physicists Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi). The university came into particular prominence during the Dutch Golden Age, when scholars from around Europe were attracted to the Dutch Republic due to its climate of intellectual tolerance and Leiden's international reputation. During this time Leiden was home to such figures as René Descartes, Rembrandt, Hugo Grotius, Baruch Spinoza and Baron d'Holbach. The university is a member of the Coimbra Group, the Europaeum and the League of European Research Universities. Albert Einstein was known as a professor at Leiden University. Einstein regularly taught Leiden students for a few weeks per year. His first lecture at Leiden was about "Ether and Relativity Theory".[6] Leiden University houses more than 40 national and international research institutes.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

American Physical Society is a nonprofit company headquartered in College Park, MD. The firm operates non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.The company says this about itself: The American Physical Society is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, Maryland (Headquarters), Ridge, New York, and Washington, DC.

Fellow
Current

The Optical Society of America is a private company headquartered in Washington, DC, that provides publications, meetings and membership programs in optics and photonics. Elizabeth Rogan is the current CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Member
Current

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences is a private company headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The firm provides research services in the field on science and art.

Career History
Chief Academic Advisor
Prior

Turning Technologies LLC develops assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments. It offers data collection systems that securely transfer digital data for various assessment, testing, and certification programs. The company was founded by Michael Broderick in 2002 and is headquartered in Youngstown, OH.

Area Dean of Applied Physics
1982 - Current

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Visiting Scholar
2007 - Prior

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an American nonprofit company located in Washington, DC. The firm operates as a organisation for liberal arts and science education.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board
Current

SiOnyx LLC develops and manufactures optoeletronic products. The firm markets its products for security, defense, consumer, industrial, medical, and automotive applications. The company was founded by Eric Mazur and James E. Carey III in 2006 and is headquartered in Beverly, MA.

Director
Current

Avanti Learning Centres Pvt Ltd. provides educational services. The firm offers classroom program, online learning and teacher training. The company was founded by Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar in March 2010 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Current

Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit company headquartered in Minden, NV. The firm operates as non-profit nongovernmental organization, which dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements.

Member, President's Council
Current

The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is a private undergraduate engineering college located in Needham, Massachusetts (near Boston), adjacent to Babson College. Olin College is noted in the engineering community for its youth, small size, project-based curriculum, and large endowment funded primarily by the F. W. Olin Foundation. The College currently awards the half-tuition Olin Scholarship to each admitted student.

President, Board of Directors
2010 - 2019

The Optical Society of America is an American private company located in Washington, DC, that provides publications, meetings and membership programs in optics and photonics. Elizabeth Rogan is currently the CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Member, Advisory Committee
Prior

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. We fulfill our mission chiefly by issuing limited-term grants -- currently about 11,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years -- to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system. Most of these awards go to individuals or small groups of investigators. Others provide funding for research centers, instruments and facilities that allow scientists, engineers and students to work at the outermost frontiers of knowledge. NSF's goals--discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship--provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is "where discoveries begin." Many of the discoveries and technological advances have been truly revolutionary. In the past few decades, NSF-funded researchers have won more than 200 Nobel Prizes as well as other honors too numerous to list. These pioneers have included the scientists or teams that discovered many of the fundamental particles of matter, analyzed the cosmic microwaves left over from the earliest epoch of the universe, developed carbon-14 dating of ancient artifacts, decoded the genetics of viruses, and created an entirely new state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate. NSF also funds equipment that is needed by scientists and engineers but is often too expensive for any one group or researcher to afford. Examples of such major research equipment include giant optical and radio telescopes, Antarctic research sites, high-end computer facilities and ultra-high-speed connections, ships for ocean research, sensitive detectors of very subtle physical phenomena and gravitational wave observatories. Another essential element in NSF's mission is support for science and engineering education, from pre-K through graduate school and beyond. The research we fund is thoroughly integrated with education to help ensure that there will always be plenty of skilled people available to work in new and emerging scientific, engineering and technological fields, and plenty of capable teachers to educate the next generation. No single factor is more important to the intellectual and economic progress of society, and to the enhanced well-being of its citizens, than the continuous acquisition of new knowledge. NSF is proud to be a major part of that process.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2019

The Optical Society of America is an American private company located in Washington, DC, that provides publications, meetings and membership programs in optics and photonics. Elizabeth Rogan is currently the CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

$1,000 - $4,999
2018

American Physical Society is a nonprofit company headquartered in College Park, MD. The firm operates non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.The company says this about itself: The American Physical Society is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, Maryland (Headquarters), Ridge, New York, and Washington, DC.

$10K +
2018

The Optical Society of America is an American private company located in Washington, DC, that provides publications, meetings and membership programs in optics and photonics. Elizabeth Rogan is currently the CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Investments
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SiOnyx LLC develops and manufactures optoeletronic products. The firm markets its products for security, defense, consumer, industrial, medical, and automotive applications. The company was founded by Eric Mazur and James E. Carey III in 2006 and is headquartered in Beverly, MA.

Awards & Honors
1988
National Science Foundation - Presidential Young Investigator Award
Institute of Semiconductors of Chinese Academy of Sciences
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