After receiving his doctoral degree in optics, Gaeta remained at the University of Rochester for two years as a postdoctoral research associate. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1992. He received Young Investigator Awards from the Office of Naval Research in 1993, and from the Army Research Office in 1995. He was a recipient of the College of Engineering Teaching Award in 1997 and 2000. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society. Gaeta has served as the Director of the Center for Nanoscale Systems since 2007, and as the Director of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics since July 2011.
After receiving his Ph.D., Kusse worked for a year and a half as a senior scientist at EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc., and as a research associate at M.I.T. before coming to Cornell in 1970. He has been associated with Cornell’s Laboratory of Plasma Studies, a center for research in nuclear fusion and plasma physics, and in 1976 he was a visiting scientist at M.I.T.’s Plasma Fusion Center. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the University Fusion Association.
Professor Xu joined the A&EP faculty in the Fall of 2002. Before that, he was a member of technical staff in Advanced Photonic Research at Bell Laboratories from 1999 to 2002. He joined Bell Laboratories as a postdoctoral member in 1997. Professor Xu received his Ph.D. from Cornell in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics in 1996, and earned his B.S. in physics from Fudan University in Shanghai. He is the recipient of the 2004 Tau Beta Pi Teaching Award, presented by the Cornell Society of Engineers. He was a recipient of the College of Engineering Teaching Award in 2005 and 2008. In addition to technical publications, he has 25 patents granted or pending. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America.
After receiving his doctorate from the Technical University of Berlin in 1983, Lindau was a postdoctoral associate at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and at the Free University of Berlin, where he became an assistant professor in 1988. From 1992 through 1997 he was an associate member of the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research and taught biophysics at the University of Heidelberg. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 1997. He is active as a consultant in the areas of biophysics, physiology, and cell biology, and is a member of the Biophysical Society and the Society for Neuroscience.