2013 Invited Professorship, Department of Chemistry, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France
2011 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2009 Fellow, American Physical Society
2006 Fellow, Optical Society of America
1999 Materials Research Society Symposium X Lecturer: "Frontiers of Materials Research--Authoritative Reviews for Nonspecialists," (Boston, MA.)
1997 Special Creativity Award, National Science Foundation
1995 Senior Research Scientist Appointment, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1995 Outstanding Chemistry Alumnus,... (read more)
Physical, Polymer and Materials Chemistry; Optical Science.
Research in the Perry group covers a scientifically and technologically relevant set of multidisciplinary projects including: 1) organic nonlinear optical materials, 2) organic 3D microlasers, 3) ultrafast spectroscopy of excitons and charge transfer processes, 4) nanocomposites and hybrid materials for electrical energy storage, and 5) optical signal amplification using metallic nanostructures.
A major emphasis in our research is the study of nonlinear optical properties, such as nonlinear refraction of light, two-photon and multiphoton absorption, and applications of these phenomena for ultrafast optical switching. In a collaborative synthesis, theory and property characterization program, we seek to develop a fundamental understanding of how to control the interactions of light and matter, which has applications in optical telecommunications, laser based materials patterning, and biological imaging.
Topical Editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America, B (2007-09)