Philippe M. Fauchet received a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University in 1984, an MS in engineering from Brown University in 1980, and his electrical engineer's degree from Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium, in 1978. He joined the electrical engineering faculty at the University of Rochester as an associate professor in 1990 and was promoted to the rank of professor in 1993. In 1994 he accepted a joint appointment to the faculty of the Institute. Previously, he was on the faculty of Princeton and Stanford Universities. Dr. Fauchet has published in the fields of silicon photonics, photonic crystals, optical biosensors, optical interconnects, ultrafast laser physics and spectroscopy of semiconductors, optical diagnostics of semiconductor materials and devices, and laser-materials interactions. He is a fellow of Optica, a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).