P.C. Ku has been awarded a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his research project, "Nitride
Semiconductor Single-Photon Emitters and Photon Entanglement."
Prof. Ku's current research focuses on Energy Efficient Optoelectronics. He
is interested in how to increase the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and
solar cells; how to efficiently transmit data while maintaining security;
how to reduce the laser threshold; and how to reduce the power requirement
for nonlinear optical devices.
He has taught standard undergraduate courses in Semiconductor Devices, and
the graduate course Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs. He has also developed two
new courses: Nanophotonics and Nanofabrication, and
Solid-State Lighting and Solar Cells.
Ku received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003, and
his Bachelor's degree from National Taiwan University. He has received an
Intel Corporation Divisional Award in Phase Change Memory, and the Ross
Tucker Memorial Award in Electronic Materials from U-C, Berkeley.
About the DARPA Young Faculty Award
The DARPA Young
Faculty Award program is intended to identify and engage rising research
stars in junior faculty positions in academia, and provide high-impact
funding in order to develop their research ideas in the context of
Department of Defense needs. DARPA is looking for research focusing on
innovations that will enable revolutionary advances in selected areas.
High-risk/high-payoff ideas are strongly encouraged.
Posted: April 24, 2010 by
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