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Ted Norris, Director
6117 ERB I
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099
PH: 734-764-9269
tnorris@eecs.umich.edu

Car Nosel
Lab Administrator
6106 ERB I
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099
PH: 734-763-4878
cnosel@umich.edu

Optics and Photonics Faculty

Jeffrey A. Fessler
Fax: (734) 763-8041
Email: fessler@umich.edu
Degree: Ph. D. Stanford
Title: Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor, Radiology;
Research Interests: Statistical signal and image processing; Tomographic imaging; Parameter estimation; Inverse problems in optical imaging including digital holography, polarimetry, and THz imaging
Areas of Specialty: Computational Imaging and Inverse Problems; Compressive Sampling and Sensing.
 
Stephen R. Forrest
Email: stevefor@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. University of Michigan
Title: Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering;
Research Interests: Organic Electronics, Photonic Integrated Circuits, Photonic Materials
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Displays and Detectors; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
Almantas Galvanauskas
Fax: (734) 647-2718
Email: almantas@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. Royal Institute of Tech. Sweden
Title: EECS Professor;
Research Interests: Fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers, ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear optics, electrically poled ferroelectric materials, semiconductor lasers, integrated optics
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers.
 
Rachel S. Goldman
Fax: (734) 763-4788
Email: rsgold@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. Univ. of California - San Diego
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor, Materials Science Engineering;
Research Interests: My research involves investigations of structure-property relationships in thin films and heterostructures. Of particular interest are the effects of strain relaxation (dislocations, surface and interface roughness), alloy formation (phase separation, clustering, ordering), and diffusion (and interdiffusion) on electronic and optical properties. These phenomena are investigated in a variety of materials systems, including compound semiconductor heterostructures, metallic superlattices, metal-semiconductor interfaces, and superconducting oxide structures. Characterization techniques which probe a range of length scales are used for the investigations. Structural properties are studied with x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and scanning tunneling microscopy. Electronic properties are determined using Hall and magnetoresistance measurements, as well as scanning tunneling spectroscopy. Optical properties are studied with photoluminescence spectroscopy and cathodoluminescence imaging.
 
Mohammed N. Islam
Fax: (734) 647-2718
Email: mni@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. MIT
Title: EECS Professor; Professor of BioMedical Engineering; Professor of Internal Medicine;
Research Interests: His current research interests include mid-infrared laser sources and their applications in fiber-to-the-home, advanced semiconductor process control, combustion monitoring, infrared counter-measures, chemical sensing and bio-medical selective laser ablation. Another area of this current work relates to ultra-high resolution imaging of automobile parts, such as transmissions. He also has on-going work in modulators and new architectures for fiber to the home systems.
Areas of Specialty: Optical Communications; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers; Optoelectronics; Biophotonics.
 
Roberto Merlin
Email: merlin@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. University of Stuttgart
Title: EECS Professor; Professor, Physics;
Research Interests: Inelastic light scattering, ultrafast lasers, coherent optical phenomena, low dimensional semiconductor structures, superconductors, magnetic materials
 
Theodore B. Norris
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email: tnorris@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. U-Rochester
Title: Director, Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM); Professor, EECS, Applied Physics; Gerard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;
Research Interests: Research interests include application of femtosecond optical techniques to the physics of semiconductor nanostructures, in developing new ultrafast optical and optoelectronic measurement techniques, THz generation and measurement, plasmonics in nanostructures, and novel methods for biological imaging and in vivo sensing.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics; Optoelectronics; Nanophotonics; Biophotonics; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
Stephen Rand
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email: scr@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. U-Toronto
Title: Professor, EECS and Physics ;
Research Interests: Solid-state laser materials, Laser spectroscopy, Optical physics, Condensed matter physics, Optical magnetism, and Optical refrigeration, Upconversion and fiber lasers.
Areas of Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Quantum Optics and Information; Magneto-Electric Energy Conversion of Light.
 
Duncan Steel
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email: dst@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. U-Michigan
Title: Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Biophysics Program; Robert J. Hiller Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Senior Research Scientist, Inst. of Gerontology;
Research Interests: Laser spectroscopy, Optical physics, Condensed matter physics, Biophysics, Quantum Computing.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Biophotonics; Quantum Optics and Information; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures.
 
Louise Willingale
Email: wlouise@umich.edu
Title: Assistant Professor;
Research Interests: Laser-driven ion acceleration, relativistic laser propagation through underdense and near-critical density plasmas, and proton radiography to study electric and magnetic fields generated during the laser-plasma interactions.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics.
 
Herbert Winful
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email: arrays@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. USC
Title: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor;
Research Interests: Nonlinear optics and photonics; Fiber laser arrays; Nonlinear periodic structures; Tunneling time; Nanophotonics
Areas of Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and MEMS.
 
Kim A. Winick
Fax: (734) 763-8041
Email: winick@umich.edu
Degree: Ph.D. U-Michigan 1981
Title: EECS Professor;
Research Interests: Glass/Crystal Integrated Optics, Photonics, Communication, Information Theory, Quantum Information, History of Science