Distinguished Claire Gu

Minorities and Women in OSA

Meet this female fellow

Claire Gu

University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
OSA member since (year):  1991
OSA Fellow since: 2011

Professional/Personal Highlights:

Claire Gu received her Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech in 1989.  Then she worked as a member of the technical staff at Rockwell Science Center, and went to Penn State in 1992 as an assistant professor.  In 1997, she came to UC Santa Cruz as the first Electrical Engineering faculty member, and is now a professor in EE.  Her research interests include fiber optics, holographic data storage, liquid crystal displays, nonlinear optics, and optical information processing; with a current emphasis on fiber sensors using SERS (surface enhanced Raman scattering).   She has published more than 200 journal and conference papers in these areas.  In addition, she has co-authored a text/reference book on "Optics of Liquid Crystal Displays" (2nd edition published in 2010), and co-edited two technical books on photorefractive nonlinear optics and applications.  She received a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1993.  From 2000 to 2006, she served as a Topical Editor of Optics Letters. She is a fellow of SPIE and OSA.

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