Optics specialist Wadood is named a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Written by
Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Sept. 26, 2023

Optics specialist Sultan Abdul Wadood has joined Princeton ECE as a 2023 Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, bringing expertise in imaging and communications technologies.

Eleven scholars were selected from disciplines spanning the humanities, engineering, the sciences and the social sciences.

Wadood's research uses quantum-inspired techniques to improve classical imaging and communications. He holds a Ph.D. in optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. He is advised by Jason Fleischer, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

The Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows program recognizes and supports outstanding scholars who will make important contributions in their fields. By bringing together scholars across academic fields, the program allows them to deepen their disciplinary expertise while testing out new ideas from other disciplines. These scholars will contribute to the University’s excellence and its diversity, broadly defined. Financial support is provided for up to two years at full salary.

“We have brought in a talented cohort of scholars from various sectors of American society and from across the globe,” said Frederick Wherry, vice dean for diversity and inclusion in the Office of the Dean of Faculty and the Townsend Martin, Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology. 

Wherry continued: “They run the range of the university’s disciplines, but they share in their potential to address some of the biggest challenges in their disciplines and in the world. These cohorts of talented future faculty enable us to meet our core goals of excellent teaching and innovative research.”

For information on all the 2023 Scholars, see the full story on the Princeton University homepage.