Distinguished Service Award

The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize an exceptional individual's contributions of service which have had significant benefit to the membership of the IEEE Photonics Society as a whole. This level of service will often include serving the Society in several capacities or in positions of significant responsibility. Candidates should be active members of the Society, for at least three consecutive years, however, the years of membership are not considered a defining factor. Demonstration of service prior to membership is also considered. 

The Award consists of an honorarium of $500 and a plaque. The presentation is made at the IEEE Photonics Conference.

2022 Honoree

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Madeleine Glick

For extensive contributions enhancing the benefit of membership championing Industry, Education, Women in Photonics, and Young Professional initiatives.



Madeleine Glick is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University and later continued research on optical properties of III-V materials at the Department of Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland and was a Research Associate with CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. From 2002-2011 Madeleine was Principal Engineer at Intel Research leading research on optical interconnects for data centers. Her current research interests are in applications of photonic devices and optical interconnects to computing systems. 

Madeleine is currently a member of IEEE PRAC and on the editorial advisory board of The Institute. She served as a member of the Technical Activities Board (TAB) Financial Committee 2018-2021 and was the IEEE TAB representative to IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) 2021, 2021. She has served on several committees in the IEEE Photonics Society where she initiated the Photonics Society Technical Skills Educator Award and has served on the award Committee.


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