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Janice A. Hudgings

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Janice A. Hudgings earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Engineering with distinction from Swarthmore College. As a Rhodes Scholar, she studied at Oxford University before receiving a M.Sc. in Mathematics. She earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999.

She is currently the Seele W. Mudd Professor of Physics at Pomona College and is a strong proponent of undergraduate education.

Her research focuses on optics and semiconductor devices, including solar cells, energy efficient lighting, and lasers. She has published more than 30 articles in scholarly journals, many of which are coauthored with undergraduate students. In 2007, Janice and her collaborators founded the startup company Alenas Imaging to commercialize the thermal imaging technology developed in her laboratory.

In addition to the Hoffman Award, Hudgins has won the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. She is also an OSA Fellow.



Document Created: 3 Feb 2020
Last Updated: 3 Feb 2020