Prof. Saif Islam Among 10 from UC Davis Elected as AAAS Fellows


M. Saif Islam has been elected to the Engineering Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his research and development of nano structure-based sensors and detectors, particularly highly sensitive ultra-fast photodetectors enabled by photon-trapping micro-nano structures for data and telecommunication.

The new AAAS class comprises 416 fellows recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The new fellows will be formally recognized at the association’s next annual meeting, to be held in February in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1848, AAAS describes itself as the world’s largest general interest scientific society. It is the publisher of the journal Science and a number of other academic journals.