Elias Towe

Elias Towe is currently the Albert and Ethel Grobstein Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He teaches in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests are in photonics and microelectronics for information and communication technologies. He is also interested in biophotonics for biomedical imaging and sensing. Prof. Elias Towe was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was also a Vincent Hayes Fellow at MIT. He is a recipient of several academic and professional awards that include the US National Science Foundation Young Investigator, the Commonwealth of Virginia Scholar Award, the Young Faculty Teaching Award, the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from the Office of the US Secretary of Defense, and the Honeywell Technology Award for Advancements in Photonics. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He currently serves as editor of professional journals in his field.