Herman Named IGERT Director
Prof. Irving P. Herman has been named the Director of the Columbia Optics & Quantum Electronics IGERT. The National Science Foundation began the IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) Program "to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries." The theme of this IGERT is engineering photons for a sustainable future. It was founded in 2011, with Prof. Chee Wei Wong as its Founding Director.
More information about this IGERT program can be found at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/oqe