Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Optics and Photonics Faculty


Pallab Bhattacharya
Division: ECE
Address: 2306 EECS
Phone: (734) 763-6678
Fax: (734) 763-9324
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Degree: Ph.D.U-Sheffield
Title: Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor; James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
Research Interests: Molecular beam epitaxy, low-dimensional quantum confined systems, quantum dot lasers and detectors, optoelectronic integrated circuits, spintronic devices.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Nanophotonics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; High Frequency Devices and Circuits; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices.
 
 
Steven Cundiff
Division: ECE
Address: 450 Church St.
Phone: 734-764-4437
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Degree: PhD
Title: Harrison M Randall Collegiate Professor of Physics; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology.
 
 
Parag Deotare
Division: ECE
Address: 6104 ERB II
Phone: 734-647-3119
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Degree: PhD Harvard University
Title: Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
Research Interests: Research includes light-matter interaction in nanoscale systems and the development of low energy photonic and excitonic devices for applications in data communication and life sciences.
Research Areas: Communications; MEMS and Microsystems; Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Theory of Computation; Energy Science and Engineering; Embedded Systems; Chip Design, Architecture, and Emerging Devices.
Areas of Specialty: Optical Communications; Microfluidics and Gas/Chemical; Environmental Sensors; Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Ultrafast Optics; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers; Optoelectronics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Displays and Detectors; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Quantum Information Processing; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Power Sources and Energy Harvesting; Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Energy Harvesting; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Jeffrey A. Fessler
Division: ECE
Address: 4431 EECS
Phone: (734) 763-1434
Fax: (734) 763-8041
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Degree: Ph. D. Stanford
Title: William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics; Biomedical Engineering; Radiology
Research Interests: Statistical signal and image processing; Tomographic imaging; Parameter estimation; Inverse problems in optical imaging including digital holography, polarimetry, and THz imaging
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Optics and Photonics; Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Computational Imaging and Inverse Problems; Compressive Sampling and Sensing; Statistical Estimation and Learning.
 
 
Stephen R. Forrest
Division: ECE
Address: 2238 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-1147
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Degree: Ph.D. University of Michigan
Title: Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor; Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Physics; Materials Science & Engineering; Applied Physics
Research Interests: Organic Electronics, Photonic Integrated Circuits, Photonic Materials
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Displays and Detectors; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Almantas Galvanauskas
Division: ECE
Address: 6102 ERB I
Phone: (734) 615-7166
Fax: (734) 647-2718
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Degree: Ph.D. Royal Institute of Tech. Sweden
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers, ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear optics, electrically poled ferroelectric materials, semiconductor lasers, integrated optics
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers.
 
 
Rachel S. Goldman
Division: ECE
Address: 2094 H.H. Dow
Phone: (734) 647-6821
Fax: (734) 763-4788
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Degree: Ph.D. Univ. of California - San Diego
Title: Professor, Materials Science Engineering; Professor (courtesy), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: My research involves investigations of structure-property relationships in thin films and heterostructures.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering; Power and Energy; Engineering Education Research.
 
 
L. Jay Guo
Division: ECE
Address: 2304 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-7718
Fax: (734) 763-9324
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Degree: Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics; Macromolecular Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Polymer-based photonic devices and sensor applications, organic and hybrid photovoltaics, plasmonic nanophotonics/metamaterials, nanomanufacturing technologies and applications.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Biophotonics; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication.
 
 
Mohammed N. Islam
Division: ECE
Address: 2401 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-9700
Fax: (734) 647-2718
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Degree: Ph.D. MIT
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering (courtesy)
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.
Research Areas: Communications; Optics and Photonics.
Areas of Specialty: Optical Communications; Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Ultrafast Optics; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers; Optoelectronics; Nanophotonics; Biophotonics.
 
 
Mackillo Kira
Division: ECE
Address: 3116 ERB I
Phone: 734-764-4640
Email:
Degree: PhD
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Semiconductor quantum optics, quantum optics, condensed-matter theory, terahertz spectroscopy, many-body interactions, photon correlations, coherent and ultrafast phenomena, and cluster-expansion approach.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Theory of Computation; Energy Science and Engineering; Chip Design, Architecture, and Emerging Devices.
Areas of Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Ultrafast Optics; Optoelectronics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Quantum Design Automation; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Parallel and Distributed Computation; Quantum Information Processing; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Massive Datasets; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies.
 
 
Karl M. Krushelnick
Division: ECE
Address: 1006 Gerstacker
Phone: (734) 763-4877
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Degree: Ph.D. Princeton
Title: Professor, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Science; Professor (courtesy), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Physics
Research Interests: Ultra-high intensity laser plasma interactions.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics.
 
 
Pei-Cheng Ku
Division: ECE
Address: 2245 EECS
Phone: (734) 764-7134
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. Univ. of California at Berkeley
Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Associate Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Research Interests: Optoelectronic devices and materials
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Displays and Detectors; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Human-Robot Interaction.
 
 
Mark J. Kushner
Division: ECE
Address: 2236 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-1695
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Degree: Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
Title: George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences; Chemical Engineering; Applied Physics
Research Interests: Plasma science and technology: materials processing, propulsion, lasers, electromagnetics, plasma chemistry, microelectronics/MEMS fabrication, polymer functionalization, biocompatibility
Research Areas: Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits; MEMS and Microsystems; Optics and Photonics; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Plasma Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Space Plasma Electro-Dynamics; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Plasma Fabrication and Plasma Based MEMS Devices; Plasma Materials Processing of Microelectronics; Plasma Science and Engineering; Environmental, Biotechnology and Medical applications of plasmas; Computational and theoretical plasma science; Plasma photonic sources.
 
 
Somin Eunice Lee
Division: ECE
Address: 2243 EECS
Phone: 734-764-7054
Email:
Degree: PhD, University of California Berkeley
Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Assistant Professor (courtesy), Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Use of nanoscale-dependent properties to enable unique spatial and temporal capabilities needed for quantification in bioscience and medicine; Areas of expertise include plasmonics, nanophotonics, bionanotechnologies.
Research Areas: Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits; Optics and Photonics; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology.
Areas of Specialty: Nanophotonics; Biophotonics; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication.
 
 
Anatoly M. Maksimchuk
Division: ECE
Address: 1010 ERB I
Phone: (734) 763-6007
Fax: (734) 763-4876
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Degree: Ph.D. P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute Moscow
Title: Research Scientist
Research Interests: Laser-matter interaction at relativistic intensities, table-top particle accelerators, high-power short pulse lasers.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Plasma Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics.
 
 
Roberto Merlin
Division: ECE
Address: 4239 Randall Lab
Phone: (734) 763-9759
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. University of Stuttgart
Title: Peter A. Franken Collegiate Professor of Physics; Professor (courtesy), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Inelastic light scattering, ultrafast lasers, coherent optical phenomena, low dimensional semiconductor structures, superconductors, magnetic materials
Research Areas: Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits; Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology.
 
 
Moussa N'Gom
Division: ECE
Address: 3111 ERB1
Phone: (734) 936-1167
Email:
Title: Assistant Research Scientist
Research Interests: Optics and Photonics; light matter interaction, computational optics, Wavefront shaping in complex media, ultrafast optics, plasmonics. Current research: Light manipulation through turbid media for improved imaging and light delivery through biological tissues. Wavefront shaping to control modes in optical fibers to compensate for modal dispersion and increase data rates in multimode fibers.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics.
 
 
Theodore B. Norris
Division: ECE
Address: 6117 ERB I
Phone: (734) 764-9269
Fax: (734) 763-4876
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Degree: Ph.D. U-Rochester
Title: Gerard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director, Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
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.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics; Optoelectronics; Nanophotonics; Biophotonics; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Becky (R.L.) Peterson
Division: ECE
Address: 2302 EECS
Phone: (734)615-3105
Fax: (734)763-9324
Email:
Degree: Ph.D., Princeton University
Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Thin film devices and circuits, including power devices; hetero-integration with MEMS/CMOS; flexible and transparent electronics; amorphous oxide semiconductors; solution-processed inorganic electronic materials
Research Areas: MEMS and Microsystems; Optics and Photonics; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: MEMS Technology and Packaging; Optoelectronics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Displays and Detectors; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Power Sources and Energy Harvesting; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Jamie D. Phillips
Division: ECE
Address: 2305 EECS
Phone: (734) 764-4157
Fax: (734) 763-9324
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. University of Michigan
Title: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Associate Chair of Undergraduate ECE Affairs; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
Research Interests: Compound semiconductor and oxide materials for electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering; Engineering Education Research.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Stephen Rand
Division: ECE
Address: 3102 ERB I
Phone: (734) 763-6810
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. U-Toronto
Title: Director, Center for Dynamic Magneto-Optics (DYNAMO); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics; Physics
Research Interests: Solid-state laser materials, Laser spectroscopy, Optical physics, Condensed matter physics, Optical magnetism, and Optical refrigeration, Upconversion and fiber lasers.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Ultrafast Optics; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers; Quantum Optics and Information; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Magneto-Electric Energy Conversion of Light.
 
 
Duncan Steel
Division: ECE
Address: 3117 ERB I
Phone: (734) 764-2386
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. U-Michigan
Title: Robert J. Hiller Professor; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Physics; Applied Physics; Biophysics Program; Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology
Research Interests: Laser spectroscopy, Optical physics, Condensed matter physics, Biophysics, Quantum Computing.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Biophotonics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication.
 
 
John F. Whitaker
Division: ECE
Address: 232 ERB II
Phone: (734) 763-1324
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. U-Rochester
Title: Research Scientist
Research Interests: Photonics-based probes and measurement techniques; pulsed-terahertz science and technology.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics.
 
 
Louise Willingale
Division: ECE
Address: 6109 ERB-1
Phone: (734) 647-9543
Address: 2233 EECS
Phone #2: 936-0412
Email:
Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics.
 
 
Herbert Winful
Division: ECE
Address: 3106 ERB
Phone: (734) 647-1804
Fax: (734) 763-4876
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. USC
Title: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Nonlinear optics and photonics; Fiber laser arrays; Nonlinear periodic structures; Tunneling time; Nanophotonics
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics.
Areas of Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and MEMS.
 
 
Kim A. Winick
Division: ECE
Address: 4423 EECS
Phone: (734) 764-5203
Fax: (734) 763-8041
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. U-Michigan 1981
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Glass/Crystal Integrated Optics, Photonics, Communication, Information Theory, Quantum Information, History of Science
Research Areas: Communications; Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology.
 
 
Zhaohui Zhong
Division: ECE
Address: 2241 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-1953
Email:
Degree: Ph.D., Harvard
Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, microwave and terahertz frequency nanoelectronics, solar cell technology, chemical and biological sensing, nanomaterial synthesis.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Nanophotonics; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).