Honors and Awards

  • Visiting Scientist/ Faculty Research Participation Program at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) sponsored by the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, 2009

  • The Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Minority Junior Faculty Award, 2008

  • Visiting Research Scientist, Corning, Inc.Painted Post, NY, Summer 2006

  • College of Engineering Dean's Award, Boston University, 2005 Research posters presented at Science and Engineering Day selected for special recognition
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Dissertation Award, The National Academies- National Research Council, 2004-2005 Dissertation fellowship award
  • SPIE Educational Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering, International Society for Optical Engineering, 2004 Awarded to students with outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics

  • ONR/ HBECU Future Engineering Faculty Fellow, Office of Naval Research, 2001-2004 Fellowship award

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2000- 2005 Laboratory for Lightwave Technology, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Boston University 1999- 2001 Fellowship awarded per semester based on performance evaluations
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA,

    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Electro-Optic Materials & Devices Group Summer 1999 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Quantum Electronics Group, Summer 1998

  • Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va,

    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Spring 1998-Fall1999

    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab, Physics Department, Fall 1996-Spring1997

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY

    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Summer 1997

  • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator, Newport News, VA

    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Summer 1996

  • Cum Laude, Norfolk State University 1999
  • FOCUS Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998
  • Beta Kappa Xi National Honor Society 1998
  • Golden Key National Honor Society 1997
  • Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society 1997
  • Dozoretz National Institute for Minorities in Applied Sciences, Norfolk State University 1995-1999 Scholarship award
  • David and Lucile Packard Scholarship Award, Norfolk State University 1995-1999 Scholarship award