Kimani Toussaint

Kimani Toussaint was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2020. As a fellow, Kimani Toussaint contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

United States
Year elected
Physical Sciences

Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr., Ph.D. is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean in the School of Engineering at Brown University. Dr. Toussaint directs the laboratory for Photonics Research of Bio/nano Environments (PROBE Lab), an interdisciplinary research group which focuses on both developing nonlinear optical imaging techniques for quantitative assessment of biological tissues, and novel methods for harnessing plasmonic nanostructures for light-driven control of matter. He is a recipient several awards and honors including a 2010 NSF CAREER Award, the 2014-2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor at MIT, the 2015 Illinois Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, the 2017 Illinois Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2019 Distinguished Promotion Award. Dr. Toussaint is also a Fellow of the OSA, SPIE, and AIMBE, as well as a Senior Member in the IEEE. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science, and a Guest Editor for PNAS. Dr. Toussaint has previously served as the PI and inaugural Director of the US National Science Foundation Nanomanufacturing Node at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2017-2019.