SSE-LUMS Physics Department Talks about Invention Process
Inventing with Light - A Personal Journey
Professor Dr. Nabeel A. Riza
University College Cork (UCC) Chair Professorship in Electrical Engineering (EE)
Head of UCC Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
& Associate Academic Member, Tyndall National Institute UCC
Date: Friday, April 6, 2012
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Venue: SSE Building Complex 10-301, LUMS
The talk will highlight the inventing process – the preparation involved and the small steps to the greater achievements. From his early days as a school boy in Karachi and Lahore to the foundational technology training sites in Chicago, Pasadena, and Schenectady-New York, relayed is a personal journey as an inventor for solving pressing problems in international level engineering and in higher education for Pakistan.
About the Speaker
Born in Karachi, 1962, Dr. Riza attended secondary school at St. Anthony’s High School (SC 78) and Aitchison College (HSC 80). He received his BS (EE 84) degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and his MS (EE 85) and PhD (EE 1989) degrees from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In 2001, he received the International Commission for Optics ICO Prize and the E. Abbe Medal from Carl Zeiss Foundation-Germany, considered the world’s top prizes for optical scientists under 40 years of age. His other notable awards include the 1998 International Optical Society Fellow Award, 2007 IEEE Fellow Award, 2009 Ireland Science Foundation Walton Award and the 2010 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Award. Dr. Riza has been awarded 42 Patents and has 300 international publications to his credit.