Janice Hudgings is the Seeley W. Mudd Professor of Physics at Pomona College.

Professor Hudgings’ research focuses on optics and semiconductor devices, including solar cells, energy efficient lighting, and lasers. She has published more than 30 articles in scholarly journals, many of which are coauthored with undergraduate students. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work on vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, an award that NSF describes as its most prestigious honor in support of junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”

Professor Hudgings is also a dedicated teacher and was recognized with the Optical Society of America’s Esther Hoffman Beller medal for teaching and research with undergraduates.

When not at work, Professor Hudgings is an avid hiker, and is very much enjoying living in California again!