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Scientific Associate of


ICO Awards

Affiliated Commission of

Angela M. Guzmán

Prof. Angela M. Guzmán

CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA.


Angela M. Guzmán joined CREOL at UCF in 2011. She is Professor Emeritus of the National University of Colombia, where she obtained her B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Physics, and worked for over 25 years. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich for research conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, and did her post-doctoral work at the Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. In 1988, as a young scientist, she was awarded the Colombian “Third World Academy of Science” Prize. In 1989 she was appointed Regular Associate Member of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics(ICTP), Trieste, Italy. She is the recipient of the 1992-93 “Sarwar Razmi” Prize of the ICTP. In 1998 she was elected a member of the Colombian Academy of Sciences, and became Senior Associate of the ICTP. Currently she chairs the Advisory Group for the Trieste System on Optical Sciences and Applications (TSOSA). Prof. Guzmán Chaired the International Council of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and served as a Member of that Society’s Board of Directors during the period 2003-2004. From 2005 to 2008 she served as a Vice President of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) and Member of the ICO Bureau. In 2007 she was made an OSA Fellow for her contributions to quantum and atom optics and to the promotion of optics in developing countries. Since 2008 she is the ICO Secretary General, serving until 2017; a part of her duties is to serve as the editor of the ICO Newsletter. In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate from the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kachatur Abovyan.