- A Ghanaian professor named Herbert Winful has been given the renowned IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award
- Professor Winful pioneered the field of nonlinear optical periodic structures and made some foundational contributions to the field
- He hails from Cape Coast in Ghana and attended St Augustine’s College before proceeding to Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Professor Herbert Winful, a Ghanaian who hails from Cape Coast in the Central Region, has been given the highly-coveted IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award.
The award is given to honour an individual (or group of individuals) for outstanding technical contributions to quantum electronics, either in fundamentals or applications, or both.
According to reports sighted by YEN.com.gh on Anishaffar.org and Ece.engin.umich.edu, the professor pioneered the field of nonlinear optical periodic structures and made foundational contributions to nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor laser arrays.
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Herbert Winful, who attended St Augustine’s College in Ghana, entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he pursued a BS degree in electrical engineering.
From there, the high-achieving educator earned a PhD from the University of Southern California in 1981 before later becoming an associate professor at the University of Michigan in 1987.
Among several other achievements, Professor Herbert Winful has published over 130 journal articles and supervised the research of 18 PhD students.
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Meanwhile, popular Ghanaian comedian, Ajeezay, revealed in a recent interview that his journey to becoming a comedian was a very rough one partly because of his family.
Ajeezay made this revelation among several others in a one-on-one session with Ghanaian blogger, Zion Felix.
The comedian explained that he graduated with a first-class degree from the University of Cape Coast having studied a Bachelor of Science in Education and majoring in Chemistry and Biology.
In other news, Kyeremateng Oppong Daniel, a level 300 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST) has made a massive donation to some communities in Ashanti Region in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
YEN.com.gh's sources reveal that Kyeremeh Oppong Daniel, who is affectionately called KOD, is a chemistry student at a prestigious institution.
He earmarked some communities in the Kwabre District to be beneficiaries for his donations, namely: Asenua, Buokrom Estate, Ahwia, and Asore Nkwanta.
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