AAMU Professor Receives SPIE Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award
Professor and Physicist Dr. Rajpal Singh Sirohi recently received The International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award. SPIE President Dr. Bernard Kress presented the award during the SPIE annual conference in San Diego.
The prestigous international award recognizes outstanding contributions to optics education by a SPIE instructor or educator in the field.
Sirohi’s award citation reads: “in recognition of many years of service in the field of optics through leadership, capacity building, and outreach.”
Sirohi has been working in optics since 1965. Currently a professor at Alabama A&M University, Sirohi began his career as a scientific officer at the Indian Institute of Science and was responsible for building several interferometers including the Mach-Zehnder Interferometer and the Jamin Interferometer for use in the institute’s various departments.