Special Event: Honoring Peter Herczfeld

Honoring Peter Herczfeld’s Technical Contributions To Microwave Photonics

15:55 – 17:10 | Tuesday,12 June | Room 204A

Event Chairs:

Prof. Yifei Li, Associates Professor, ECE, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Prof. Arye Rosen, Associate Vice-President, Rowan University, Mullica Hill, NJ

This special event celebrates and honors Professor Peter Herczfeld’s exceptional career in education and pioneering research in microwave photonics. Prof. Herczfeld received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1967. He has served as a member of the faculty of Drexel University since 1967. Currently, he is the Lester Kraus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. He is the founder of the Center for Microwave and Lightwave Engineering (CMLE) at Drexel University. He has supervised 31 doctoral students and over 70 master students. Prof. Herczfeld has received numerous teaching honors including the Mary and Christian Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award at Drexel University in 1995 and the IEEE MTT-S Fred Rosenbaum Distinguished Educator Award in 1997. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE Millennium medal, and has served as the distinguished Lecturer of IEEE MTT-S. Dr. Herczfeld has received several research and publication awards, including the European Microwave Prize in 1986 and then again in 1994. He initiated the Microwave Photonics conferences, a Photonics Society-MTT joint venture, which has blossomed into a highly respected international meeting. In 2006 he received the IEEE MTT-S Pioneer award for research in microwave photonics.


  • Dr. Arye Rosen, Rowan University
  • Dr. Tibor Berceli, Tech. University of Budapest
  • Dr. Nils Jespersen, Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Afshin Daryoush, Drexel University
  • Dr. Mahmoud El-Sherif, Photonics Inc.
  • Dr. Arthur Paolella, Harris Corporation
  • Dr. William Jemison, Clarkson University
  • Dr. Edward Ackerman, Photonic Systems, Inc
  • Dr. Amarildo Vieria, Arris Group, Inc
  • Dr. Edward Niehenke, Niehenke Consulting
  • Dr. Linda Mullen, Navair
  • Dr. Yammy Yost, W. L. Gore & Associates
  • Dr. David Yoo, Mitre Corporation
  • Dr. Yifei Li, UMass – Dartmouth