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Awards / Honors

Professor Mario Marconi honored with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellowship

December 5, 2011
by Amanda Ford

Mario Marconi, professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, has been recognized as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow - his second major honor this year.

Marconi was the only CSU scientist acknowledged in this year’s class of Fellows. He was recognized for his contributions to development and use of compact soft x-ray lasers.

In January 2011, Marconi was named a Fellow with the Optical Society of America for contributions to the advancement of optics. Marconi was recognized for “significant contributions to the development of compact soft x-ray lasers and for pioneering their use in table top coherent lithography, holography and interferometry.” .

Marconi, who joined Colorado State in 2004, is a member of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology - a multi-institutional center based at CSU - where his research is focused in nanopatterning and high-resolution imaging.

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Marconi is currently exploring new possible applications of extreme ultraviolet lasers for nanofabrication and to obtain images of objects with nanometer resolution, similar to the resolution that can be achieved using electron microscopes. Since joining Colorado State, Marconi has been involved with $5 million in research contracts awarded to the university.

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