Nasser Peyghambarian is a Professor of the College of Optical Sciences and also the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is the Chair of Photonics and Lasers at the University of Arizona as well as Director of the Photonics Initiative. He is also the Director of the newly created National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Integrated Access Networks. He is Chairman of the Board and Founder of NP Photonics, Inc. and TIPD, LLC.
He is the recipient of the U of A 2007 Technology Innovation Award, International Francqui Chair, Belgium 1998-1999, TRW Young Faculty Award, and 3M Company's Young Faculty Award. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Society for optical engineers (SPIE) and the American Physical Society (APS).
His research interests include optical networks, silicon photonics, optical subsystems and components, nanophotonics, waveguide and fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers, glass-organic hybrid materials and devices, plastic optoelectronics, nonlinear photonics, semiconductor optics, and 3D displays.