Kim Winick is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a member of the Applied Physics Program. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University in 1976, and his M.S. and Ph.D, degrees also in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1977 and 1981, respectively. He attended the University of Michigan on a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.

Professor Winick joined the EECS Department in 1988 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to an Associate Professor with tenure and subsequently a full Professor (with tenure) in 1994 and 2005, respectively. Prior to his University appointment, he was a member of the technical staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on microwave and optical communication satellite systems.

He has authored approximately seventy journal and conference publications in the areas of glass and crystal integrated optics, communications and information theory and has graduated ten Ph.D. students.

Professor Winick is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and served as a Topical Editor of Optics Letters from 2004-2007. Professor Winick received the Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in 1997 and 2001, respectively.

Research Interests: Glass and crystal integrated optics, nanophotonics, communications, information theory