Prof. Bishnu Pal Of Mahindra Ecole Centrale Recognized For His Contributions To Optical Science & Engineering Education By The Optical Society (OSA)

OSA awards Esther Beller Medal to Prof. Pal

Prof. Bishnu Pal, Professor of Natural Sciences at Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad, has been recognized for his contribution to Optical Science and Engineering by The Optical Society (OSA). The OSA  has awarded Prof. Pal The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal which recognizes outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education.

A 2016 OSA Awardee, Prof. Bishnu Pal is being recognized for over thirty-five years of guided wave photonics education, including the development of graduate and continuing education teaching programs and laboratories in optoelectronics and optical communications at IIT-Delhi, and inspiring a generation of leading academic and industrial scientists.

Prof. Bishnu Pal

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.

Prof. Pal joined as Professor of Physics at Mahindra Ecole Centrale in 2014, when MEC began its operations. He has close four decades of teaching experience, most f it at IIT Delhi. At MEC, he continues his research on Guided-Wave Photonics and is widely recognized as an authority on Optoelectronics. As an academician, he has been involved in designing and developing interdisciplinary Masters program in Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at IIT Delhi. Prof. Pal has extensively research and consulting experience and has worked with the industry and several international  collaborative projects with UK, US, Russia and France.

The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal is presented for outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education. Consideration is given to outstanding teaching and/or original work in optics education that enhances the understanding of optics. The scope of the award is international. This award was endowed by a bequest from the estate of Esther Hoffman Beller, presented to OSA in 1992. The award was established in 1993.

“Prof. Pal adds yet another laurel to his already formidable list of achievements, by this Esther Hoffman Bellar Medial. We at Mahindra Ecole Centrale are extremely proud to have such an esteemed academician teaching our students and guiding our research activities” says Prof. Didier Clouteau, Dean – Academics, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

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