EE Chair Ioannis (John) Kymissis Elected as a 2023 Fellow of Optica

Eliese Lissner
November 14, 2022

EE Chair Ioannis (John) Kymissis was elected as a Fellow of Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America) for pioneering innovations in thin-film electronics and their application to micro-displays and sensors.  His work on microLEDs, thin film transistor backplanes, and new spectroscopic instruments were highlighted in the award from the society.

Fellows are Optica members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The Fellow Members Committee, led by Chair Takunori Taira, RIKEN / IMS, Japan reviewed 240 nominations submitted by current Fellows. As Fellows can account for no more than 10 percent of the total membership, the election process is highly competitive. 

More information about this year’s Fellows class can be found here: