Wayne Book

ENGINEERING

Undergraduate Degree:
The University of Texas at Austin

Doctoral Degree:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wayne Book

Wayne J. Book (M-’74, F-95) received his BSME from the U. Texas Austin, ’69 and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, ’74. He is the HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Professor Emeritus and a fellow of IEEE, ASME and SME.  He has served as Senior Technical Editor of the ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, on the Management Committee of the IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and presently is on the Executive Committee of the ASME Fluid Power Systems and Technology Division.  He was the 2013 recipient of the ASME Robert E. Koski medal and the 2004 ASME DSCD Leadership award.  His research interests are in robotics and its applications, system dynamics and control, fluid power, and haptics, with over 200 reviewed papers as author or coauthor and nine patents.  Three start-up companies have been based on these patents.  He is currently exploring how machine learning can be applied to applications of robotics. Wayne has served until recently on the Board of Directors of ServeHAITI, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charity in the U.S.  He continues his technical involvement and advisor roll at Georgia Tech and hiking, biking and technical consulting.

Ali Adibi

ENGINEERING

Undergraduate Degree:
Shiraz University (IRAN)

Doctoral Degree:
California Institute of Technology

Ali Adibi

Ali Adibi is the director of Bio and Environmental Sensing Technologies (BEST) and a professor and Joseph M. Pettit chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He has pioneering research in several areas of engineering including hybrid material and device platforms for integrated nanophotonics, reconfigurable photonic metamaterials, quantum photonics, novel optical computing paradigm, and AI-based knowledge discovery and design of engineered nanostructures. His research group has demonstrated several structures in the field of integrated nanophotonics, for information processing, communications, and sensing with world-record performance. He is the author of more than 180 journal papers and 440 conference papers. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanophotonics, and the nanophotonic program track chair of the Photonics West meeting. He is the recipient of several awards including Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Packard Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, and the SPIE Technology Achievement Award. He is also a fellow of OSA, SPIE, and AAAS.