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UCF professor wins Florida Academy of Sciences 2014 Medalist Award

Dr.  Karlen, FAS Honors Chair (l), Dr. MJ Soileau, VP for Research, Dr. Delfyett, Dr. Sesodia, FAS President, and Dr. Saleh, Dean of College of Optics & Photonics
Dr. Karlen, FAS Honors Chair (l), Dr. MJ Soileau, VP for Research, Dr. Delfyett, Dr. Sesodia, FAS President, and Dr. Saleh, Dean of College of Optics & Photonicsphoto courtesy of UCF

The Florida Academy of Sciences (FAS) awarded Dr. Peter Delfyett from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with the 2014 FAS Medalist award during a ceremony at UCF on Friday, April 4.

Dr. Delfyett is the Trustee Chair and Professor of Optics, ECE and Physics at the UCF Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL).

The prestigious award is presented to a Florida resident who has contributed in an outstanding manner to the promotion of the scientific research, to the stimulation of interest in the sciences, or to the diffusion of scientific knowledge.

"It’s a great honor because my scientific colleagues have acknowledged my contributions to science and how they have played a role in strengthening Florida’s role in the high tech economic sector of the global economy," said Dr. Delfyett.

Dr. Delfyett will be the keynote speaker to the 79th annual FAS meeting at St. Leo University in San Antonio, Florida on March 20, 2015.

To learn more about Dr. Delfyette’s research, visit the UCF CREOL website.

The Florida Academy of Sciences, Inc. was founded in 1936 as a non-profit organization. The Academy is the Florida Affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is the only organization in Florida that represents all disciplines of sciences. For more information visit the FAS website.

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