Donna Strickland

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Data di nascita Guelph, Canada
Nomina 20 aprile 2021
Disciplina Fisica
Titolo Professoressa della Facoltà di Fisica e Astronomia presso l'Università di  Waterloo; Premio Nobel in Fisica 2018

Principali premi, riconoscimenti e accademie
Onoreficenze e premi: 2021 Honorary Member European Academy of Science and Arts; 2020 International Member, National Academy of Science (USA); 2020 Fellow, The Royal Society (UK); 2020 Photonics Pioneer Award, Fitzpatrick Institute of Physics, Duke University; 2019 Companion of the Order of Canada; 2019 Inducted into International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame; 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC); 2019 Julio Pelaez Award to Women Pioneers in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Fundación Tatiana Perez de Guzman el Bueno; 2019 Golden Plate of Achievement, Academy of Achievement; 2019 Honourary Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK; 2019 Honourary Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE); 2019 Honourary Doctorate, International University Menendez Pelayo (UIMP); 2019 Honourary Doctorate, McMaster University; 2019 George Eastman Medal, University of Rochester; 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Rochester; 2019 Honourary Doctorate, Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS); 2019 Fellow of SPIE, The international society for optics and photonics; 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics; 2008 Fellow of the OSA, The Optical Society; 2000 Cottrell Scholars Award, Research Corporation; 1999 Premier's Research Excellence Award; 1998 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship; 1981-1985 NSERC Graduate Scholarship; 1981 Dean’s Honour List.
Attività professionali: 2021- Committee, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) High Energy Density Physics (HEDP); 2021- Reviewer, Russian Science Foundation; 2021- Member, ICFO Scientific Advisory Board, Barcelona, Spain; 2020- Member, Growth Technology Advisory Board, Applied Materials, Inc.; 2020- Member, Ontario Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee; 2020- Member, Board of Directors, Council of Canadian Academies; 2019- Member, LLE advisory committee, University of Rochester; 2019- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, U.S. Department of Energy's LaserNetUS; 2018- Chair, Presidential Advisory Committee, OSA, The Optical Society; 2017-Member, International Photonics Advocacy Coalition, OSA; 2015-2018 Director of Academic Affairs, Canadian Association of Physicists; 2015-2018 Chair, Nominating Committee, OSA, The Optical Society; 2014-2017 Optics Editor, Physics Reports, Elsevier; 2014 Past-President, OSA, The Optical Society; 2013-2018 Chair, ALLS (Advanced Laser Light Source) scientific committee; 2013 President, OSA, The Optical Society; 2012 President-Elect, OSA, The Optical Society; 2012 Co-General Chair, Frontiers in Optics, Annual Meeting of OSA, Rochester, NY; 2011 Vice President, OSA, The Optical Society; 2010 Co-Program Chair, Frontiers in Optics, Annual Meeting of OSA, Rochester, NY; 2008-2011 OSA's appointed VP to the International Committee on Optics; 2007-2008 Associate Researcher, INO (Institute National d'Optique); 2007-2009 Member, Polanyi Prize committee; 2006-2007 Member, Executive Committee, OSA, The Optical Society; 2006 Panelist, Ontario Graduate Scholarship Panel; 2005-2007 Director-at-Large, Optical Society of America; 2005 Chair, R.W. Wood Prize committee, OSA, The Optical Society; 2004-2010 Topical Editor, Ultrafast Phenomena, Optics Letters; 2004 -2006 Member of Membership and Education Services Council, OSA; 2004-2007 Co-Director, Education Program for Photonics Professionals (EP3), University of Waterloo; 2004-2007 Member, Ontario Photonics Consortium (OPC) Executive Committee; 2004 Chair of Ultrafast Symposium, Photonics North 2004, Regional SPIE conference; 2003-2004 Member, Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) Technical Committee; 2003 Chair, Archie McMahon Prize committee for Optics and Photonics News; 2003 Co-chair of Cross-Border Workshop on Laser Science, Waterloo; 2002 Co-chair of Ultrafast Symposium, Opto-Canada 2002, Regional SPIE conference; 2002 Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena; 2001-2004 Curriculum Developer, Education Program for Photonics Professionals (EP3), University of Waterloo; 2001 Member, Archie McMahon Prize committee for Optics and Photonics News; 2000-2003 Member of Editorial Advisory Committee for Optics and Photonics News; 2000 President of Southwestern Ontario Local Section of OSA, Optical Society of America.

Riassunto dell’attività scientifica
Donna Strickland è docente presso il Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell'Università di Waterloo ed è una delle vincitrici del Premio Nobel per la Fisica nel 2018 per lo sviluppo del chirped pulse amplification insieme a Gérard Mourou, suo supervisore ai tempi del dottorato. La ricerca premiata con il Nobel era stata pubblicata nel 1985, quando la Prof.ssa Strickland era dottoranda presso l’Università di Rochester. La Prof.ssa Strickland ha conseguito un B.Eng. presso la McMaster University e un dottorato di ricerca in ottica presso l’Università di Rochester. È stata ricercatrice associata al Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche del Canada, fisica del Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory e membro dello staff tecnico dell’Università di Princeton. Nel 1997 è entrata a far parte dell’Università di Waterloo, dove il suo gruppo sul “laser ultraveloce” sviluppa sistemi laser ad alta intensità per indagini ottiche non lineari. La Prof.ssa Strickland è stata presidente della Optical Society (OSA) nel 2013 ed è membro dell’OSA, del SPIE, della Royal Society del Canada e della Royal Society britannica. È inoltre membro onorario della Canadian Academy of Engineering e dell’Institute of Physics e membro internazionale della National Academy of Science degli Stati Uniti. Infine è stata nominata Companion dell’Order of Canada.

Pubblicazioni principali
“Investigation of long wavelength mid-infrared generation in the tight focusing limit”, X. Su, M. Lyu, T. Hoang, Z. Xu, Y. Zheng and D. Strickland, Opt. Express 27 (18), 24952 (2019); “Nobel Lecture: Generating high-intensity ultrashort optical pulses”, D. Strickland, Rev. Mod. Phys. 91 (3), 030502 (2019); “The role of laser fluence and ambient environments in femtosecond laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and surface morphology of Mg and Zr”. A. Hayat, S. Bashir, D. Strickland, B. Wales, S. Tuairqi, and J. Sanderson, Journal of App. Phys. 125, (8) 083302 (2019); “Chirped Pulse Amplification” Invited book chapter, Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications, CRC press, submitted August 2018; “A Compact High-average-power Femtosecond Fiber-coupled Two-color CPA System”, Xinyang Su, Tuyen Hoang, Pin Long, Yi Zheng, and Donna Strickland, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 24, pp. 1-5 (2018); “Laser propagation and formation of cavitation bubbles in crystalline lens”, R.P. Sharma P.K. Gupta, R.K. Singh, and D. Strickland, Opt. Lett. 41, 1423-1426 (2016); “Quantum enhanced second order nonlinearity in graphene: the role of wave momentum and DC biasing”, S.M. Raeis-Zadeh, D. Strickland, and S. Safavi-Naeini, IEEE J. Quant. Electron., 52, 8500107 (2016); “Long wavelength mid-infrared from mixing two colors from a fiber amplifier”, Siyuan Bian, Sébastien Loranger, Raman Kashyap Donna Strickland, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII, edited by Thomas George, Achyut K. Dutta, M. Saif Islam, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9467, 9467-90 (2015); “Effect of Multiphoton Ionization on Performance of Crystalline Lens”, P.K. Gupta, R.K. Singh, D. Strickland, M.C.W. Campbell and R.P. Sharma, Opt. Lett. 39, 6775-6778 (2014); “Effect of Two-Photon Stark Shift on the Multi-Frequency Raman Spectra”, H. Yan and D. Strickland, Appl. Sci. 2014, 4, 390-401; doi:10.3390/app4030390 (invited paper for special issue).

Indirizzo professionale

University of Waterloo
Department of Physics
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
USA