UW–Madison Physics Professor Receives Moore Inventor Fellowship

UW Madison professor Victor Brar with the 2018 Moore fellows cohort.

Physics professor Victor Brar (left in photo above) is the second faculty member from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to be honored with the prestigious Moore Inventor Fellowship. Brar is one of just five Moore fellows recognized in 2018. Moore’s invention is a single-wavelength light source that is more cost effective than a laser and more efficient than an LED, used in chemical sensing technology and high-speed communication devices. Each Moore fellow receives $825,000 over three years, which supports pathbreaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care improvements. In 2017, electrical and computer engineering professor Dan Ludois was similarly honored for work on a new type of electric motor.

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