The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Clemson's Liang Dong named Fellow of optical society

Liang Dong, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a leading academic and trade association for optics and photonics.

Dong was cited for his “pioneering contributions to specialty optical fiber design, materials, and fabrication.”

The honor is the highest status awarded to members of the society. It is given on the basis of scientific and technical achievements and innovations, accomplishments as an educator and service to the field.

Dr. Dong has over 20 years of experience in research and development in photonics and optical fibers, covering a wide range of topics in materials, designs, simulations, photosensitive processes, nonlinear processes, optical amplifiers, lasers, active/passive optical devices and system integrations for wide range applications such as telecommunications, industrial machining, medical systems and sensing.

He has also served as referee for a large number of journals in optics and telecommunications, member of conference committees, associate editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and guest editor for Optical Fiber Technology. He currently serves as associate editor for IEEE Quantum Electronics, program chair for OSA topical meeting on Specialty Optical Fibers (SOF), and on program committees of Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) and Advanced Solid State Photonics (ASSP).

Prior to joining Clemson University, Liang Dong served as senior technical manager at IMRA America Incorporated, R&D director at Lightwaves2020 Incorporated and R&D manager at Corvis Incorporated. He also worked as senior scientist at Corning Incorporated and managed optical fiber fabrication activities at Southampton University.

He is the author of several invited articles and book chapters, and has given a large number of invited talks at international conferences. He has more than 300 publications and 5,300 citations to his credit.