Shaya Fainman

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC San Diego

Shaya Fainman joined the UCSD faculty in July 1990, after teaching for two years at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 1983, he earned his Ph.D. from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, where he won the Miriam and Aharon Gutvirt Prize in 1982. From 1983-88, Fainman was a post-doctoral researcher at UCSD. He has been a Fellow of the Optical Society of America since 1995, and has been a Topical Editor of the society’s Journal. He was also Editor of the International Journal on Optical Memory and Neural Networks. Fainman heads up UCSD’s Ultrafast and Nano-scale Optics Group.