Centre Member Profile

Shaya (Yeshaiahu) Fainman
Employer: University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Centre Role: Partner Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Cymer Chair Professor of Advanced Optical Technologies and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests:

- Nanophotonics

- Nanolasers

- Si Photonics

- Metamaterials

- Optofluidics

- Optical signal processing

- Imaging and Microscopy

- Ultrafast Optics


Ph.D. in Electrooptics, Technion, Haifa, Israel, January 1983

M.Sc. in EE, Technion, Haifa, Israel, August 1979

B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrophysics, Lvov Polytech. Inst., USSR, August 1970


Yeshaiahu (Shaya) Fainman is an inaugural Cymer Chair Professor of Advanced Optical Technologies and Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He received M. Sc and Ph. D degrees from Technion in 1979 and 1983, respectively. He is directing research of the Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics Group at UCSD and made significant contributions to near field optical phenomena, inhomogeneous and meta-materials, nanophotonics and plasmonics, and non-conventional imaging.

His current research interests are in near field optical science and technology with applications to information technologies and biomedical sensing. He contributed over 320 manuscripts in peer review journals and over 540 conference presentations and conference proceedings.

He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, and a recipient of the Miriam and Aharon Gutvirt Prize, Lady Davis Fellowship, Brown Award, Gabor Award, Emmett N. Leith Medal and Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize.