Honors and Distinctions:
Fellow, SPIE Fellow, Optical Society of America
Degrees: PhD, Physical Sciences, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland, 1979 MS, Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland, 1971
As program director of UNM’s $3.1 million fellowship program on Integrating Nanotechnology with Cell Biology and Neuroscience, one of Marek Osinski’s current focuses is to develop applications of rapidly evolving nanotechnologies to cell biology and neuroscience. An NSFfunded Integrated Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, the fellowship has supported 16 PhD students since 2006 with generous $30,000 a year stipends. The program also has an international component, supporting extended visits by the Fellows to Germany and Australia.
Dr. Osinski’s research interests include synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals, biomedical applications of colloidal quantum dots, nuclear radiation detectors (and nanoscintillators in particular), development of semiconductor ring-laser-based rotation sensors, fast/ slow light in semiconductor structures, ultrafast optoelectronic integrated circuits, modeling and simulation of optoelectronic devices, and growth and properties of novel optoelectronic materials.
A Fellow of the Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and of the Optical Society of America, Dr. Osinski has chaired or co-chaired 29 SPIE conferences and symposia, edited 24 SPIE Proceedings volumes, and served on numerous conference program committees. He has authored or co-authored more than 415 technical papers and five book chapters, and he holds five patents.
Dr. Osinski holds joint professorships with UNM’s Physics & Astronomy and Computer Science departments. He is also an ECE member of the Optical Science and Engineering Graduate Committee, the governing body of the OSE program.