Prof. Diaa A.M. Khalil

Senior Member | Prof., Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams Univ
Khalil, Diaa A.M.
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SPIE Membership: 22.7 years
SPIE Awards: Senior status | 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: Optical MEMS, Integrated optics, Optical communication systems, Semiconductor laser
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Prof. Diaa Khalil has over 35 years of experience in micro photonics systems, including integrated optoelectronics and optical MEMS technology. He obtained his PhD from INPG France in 1993.
Diaa Khalil is a Professor of photonics in the Faculty of Eng., Ain Shams University since 2004. In 2015 He was the Head of the ECE Dept., and in 2017 He became the Vice dean of Research and Post Graduate. From 2019 to Feb. 2021, he was the Acting dean of the School of Engineering. He introduced the courses of Integrated Optics, Optical MEMS, and Applied Optical Engineering for the post-graduate engineering students. He is also leading a group of scientists working in the field of Photonic microsystems. He supervised more than 80 MSc and PhD thesis in the fields of: Optics, Optoelectronics, Applied Spectroscopy, Optical MEMS and integrated Optics.
Diaa Khalil was also the CTO of the Optical MEMS Division in Si-Ware Systems from 2007 - 2020, leading a group of talented engineers developing an innovative FTIR MEMS spectrometer, a unique product that gained the Prism award in the Photonics West conference 2014 in SF USA. Prior to joining SWS, he worked with MEMScAP company as the head of the optical MEMS design group where he led the design and characterization of a 2×2 switch, and introduced a novel VOA (variable Optical Attenuator) achieving the world record of minimum PDL reported for wide dynamic range.
Prof. Diaa Khalil is a holder of the Egyptian state incentive prize in engineering sciences in 1998, and the Egyptian State appreciation prize in Engineering science in 2021. He is a senior member in the OSA, the SPIE, the IEEE Photonic Society, and URSI. He is currently the head of commission D in the National URSI committee, in Egypt.
He is also a member in the editorial board of the journal, “Light: Science and Applications - Nature Publishing Group NPG. He is inventor of about 20 granted international patents and more than 10 other patent applications. He is author and

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