Laurent Pilon Phd


Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

37-132 Eng IV


  • BS, Grenoble Institute of Technology, 1997
  • MS, Grenoble Institute of Technology, 1997
  • PhD, Purdue University, Indiana, 2002

Awards and Positions

  • Elected SPIE Senior Member, 2011
  • Henry and Susan Samueli Teaching Award from UCLA MAE Dept., 2011
  • JQSRT Young Scientist Award in Radiative Transfer, 2009
  • Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heart Transfer, from ASME, 2008
  • Northrup Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2005
  • UCLA Faculty Development Award, 2003

Research Interests

Radiation transfer, applied optics, interfacial and transport phenomena, and micro- and nano-structured materials for energy and biomedical optics applications.


Recent Papers