Constance “Connie” Chang-Hasnain wins IEEE Nick Holonyak Jr. Medal

EECS Professor Emerita Constance “Connie” Chang-Hasnain has won the IEEE Nick Holonyak Jr. Medal for Semiconductor Optoelectronic Technologies. The medal, named in honor of the late Nick Holonyak, Jr., recognizes individuals or teams that have made outstanding contributions to semiconductor optoelectronic devices and systems, including high-energy-efficiency semiconductor devices and electronics. The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and an honorarium. Chang-Hasnain was cited “for pioneering contributions to vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and VCSEL-based photonics for optical communications and sensing.” She is the inaugural recipient of this award.