Professor named editor-in-chief of science journal
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Grover Swartzlander has been appointed the incoming editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B.
The international scientific publication of the Optical Society of America has been in print since 1917. It currently publishes approximately 450 papers per year in the area of optical physics.
“Even with the proliferation of many specialty journals, the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. has maintained a steady impact factor and a long citation half-life,” says Swartzlander, joint associate professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy.
Swartzlander has served the Optical Society of America in other volunteer capacities, including topical editor of Optics Letters, member of the Publications Council, and member of the Fellows Committee. He is an OSA Fellow, a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellow and a Cottrell Scholar.
His current research combines experimental and theoretical methods in the areas of advanced optical navigation of solar sails, advanced optical instruments for detecting exoplanets and optical vortex phenomena.
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RIT’s Callie Babbitt receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will study sustainable solutions that will address the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
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RIT selects endowed executive director for new Global Cybersecurity Institute
Steve Hoover, former chief technology officer and senior vice president at Xerox and former chief executive officer of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), has been named to the newly created position of endowed executive director of RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute.
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Professor honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
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RIT scientists using technology to fight invasive plants
City Newspaper reports on work by Assistant Professor Christopher Kanan and Associate Professor Christy Tyler, both in the College of Science.