Richard Allan Soref

Title:  Research Professor

Company:  University of Massachusetts Boston

Location:  Boston, MA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2009)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1993-1996)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (2016)
  • Lifetime Fellow, IEEE (2002)
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (2001)
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics, United Kingdom (2004)
  • Recipient, Air Force Civilian Distinguished Service Medal (2011)
  • Recipient, Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award (2011)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Group IV Photonics Conference, IEEE (2006)
  • Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory (1992)
  • Recipient, Basic Research Award, United States Air Force (1991)
  • Recipient, Charles E. Ryan Memorial Award, Rome Laboratory (1988)
  • Recipient, Scientific Achievement Awards, Air Force Research Laboratory (1984-2003)


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • MSEE, University of Wisconsin
  • BSEE, University of Wisconsin
  • Coursework, University of Chicago

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