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POST-DOCS
Daria

Daria Skuridina

Post-Doc, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Ph.D., Technische Universität Berlin 2014

Gilliard

Gilliard NARDEL Malheiros Silveira

Post-Doc, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, 2014

Saniya

Saniya Deshpande

Post-Doc, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2014

James

James Ferrara

Post-Doc, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 2015

Fanglu

Fanglu Lu

Post-Doc, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

B.S., Tsinghua University, China, 2009

Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 2015

Michael

Michael Pengfei Qiao

Post-Doc, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champain, 2015



GRADUATE STUDENTS
Linda

Kun "Linda" Li

Ph.D. Student, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

B.S., Zhejiang University, China, 2010

Andy

Li "Andy" Zhu

Ph.D. Student, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

B.S., Tsinghua University, China, 2010

Tianbo

Tianbo Sun

Ph.D. Student, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

B.S., Peking University, China, 2010

Adair

Adair Gerke

Ph.D. Student, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

M.S., Stanford University, 2011

B.S., Stanford University, 2011

Indrasen

Indrasen Bhattacharya

Ph.D. Student, Applied Science and Technology

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2012

Franiece

Franiece Bennet

Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

B.S., Norfolk State University, 2014

Jonas

Jonas Kapraun

Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

B.S., Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, 2013



UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Christina

Christina Thantrakul - 4th Year Undergraduate Student

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Peter

Peter Thaibao Phan - 2nd Year Undergraduate Student

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences



VISITING PROFESSORS / SCHOLARS
ProfLiu

Prof. Fang LIU - Visiting Professor

Tsinghua University

Hailey

Hailey Yoolhee Kim - Research Scholar (post-B.S.)

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California, Berkeley

Johannes

Johannes Beierlein - Visiting Scholar

Technische Universität Würzburg



ALUMNI
  • Wai Son "Wilson" Ko - Thesis: Photonic Integrated Circuits Using III-V Nanopillars Grown on Silicon
    Ph.D., 2014, Infinera

  • Weijian Yang - Thesis: High Contrast Gratings for Integrated Optoelectronics
    Ph.D., 2013, Postdoc, Columbia University

  • Thai Tran - Thesis: II-V Micropillars on Silicon for Large Scale III-V Photovoltaics and On-Chip Optical Communication
    Ph.D., 2013, Boston Consulting Group

  • Billy Ng - Thesis: III-V Nanostructures on Dissimilar Substrates for Optoelectronic Applications
    Ph.D., 2013, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

  • Frank Yi Rao - Thesis: Long Wavelength VCSEL using High Contrast Grating
    Ph.D., 2012

  • Devang Parekh - Thesis: Optical Injection Locking of Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers: Digital and Analog Applications
    Ph.D., 2011

  • Christopher Chase - Thesis: High Contrast Grating VCSELs: Properties and Implementation on InP-based VCSELs
    Ph.D., 2011

  • Vinay Hampapur
    B.S., 2010, Stanford University

  • Linus Chuang- Thesis: III-V Nanowires and Nanoneedles on Lattice Mismatched Substrates for Optoelectronic Device Applications
    Ph.D., 2009

  • Shanna Crankshaw- Thesis: Spectroscopic Characterization of III-V Semiconductor Nanomaterials
    Ph.D., 2009

  • Michael Moewe- Thesis: Growth and Characterization of III-V Nanowires and Nanoneedles
    Ph.D., 2009, JDS Uniphase

  • Bala Pesala- Thesis: Slow and Fast Light using Nonlinear Processes in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
    Ph.D., 2009, Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, India

  • Ye "Mervin" Zhou- Thesis: Subwavelength High-Contrast Grating (HCG) and its Applications in Optoelectronic Devices
    Ph.D., 2008, McKinsey

  • Steve Wu
    B.S., 2008

  • Matthew Johnson
    B.S., 2008, MIT

  • Xiaoxue "Wendy" Zhao - Thesis: Optical Injection Locking on Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs): Physics and Applications
    Ph.D., 2008, Google

  • Forrest Sedgwick - Thesis: Slow and Fast Light in Semiconductors
    Ph.D., 2008,  Infinera

  • Michael Chung-Yi Huang - Thesis: Nano-Electromechanical Optoelectronic Tunable Lasers
    Ph.D., 2007

  • Jason Lin
    B.S., 2007, Stanford University

  • Karen Lee
    B.S., 2004, MIT

  • Lukas Chrostowski - Thesis: Optical Injection Locking of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers
    Ph.D., 2004, UBC

  • Carlos Mateus - Thesis: Tunable Optoelectronic Devices
    Ph.D., 2003, Brazil

  • David Messing
    B.S., 2002, MIT

  • Chih-Hao Chang - Thesis: High Speed Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers with Injection Locking
    Ph.D., 2002, Intel

  • Jeff Waite - Thesis: Design and Properties of a Torsional Micromechanical Tunable Optical Filter
    M.S., 2000

  • Steven Chase - Thesis: A Micromechanical Red-shifting Tunable Vertical Cavity Filter
    M.S., 1999, Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Yae Okuno - Thesis: III-V Compound Epitaxy Using MOCVD
    M.S., 1999, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Wupen Yuen - Thesis: Multiple Wavelength Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays
    Ph.D., 1999, Bandwidth 9

  • Gabriel Li - Thesis: Wavelength Selective Detectors for Fibre-Optic Communications
    Ph.D., 1998, Bandwidth 9

  • Melissa Li - Thesis: Micro-Mechanical Tunable Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
    Ph.D., 1998, ONI systems

  • Sui F. Lim - Thesis: VCSEL with an Intracavity Quantum-Well Absorber: Design and Applications,
    Ph.D., 1998, GenOA

  • Kevin Lascola - Thesis: Thermal Modeling of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
    M.S., 1997, SDL

  • Yongan Wu - Thesis: Single Mode Passive Antiguide Region Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser
    Ph. D, 1997, Onetta

  • Giorgio Giaretta - Thesis: Wavelength-Selective Photodetectors and WDM Links
    Ph.D., 1997, Bandwidth9

  • Marianne Wu - Thesis: Micromachined Wavelength Tunable Optoelectronic Devices - Applications in All-Optical Networks
    Ph.D., 1997, ONI systems

  • Ed Vail - Thesis: Micromechanical Tunable Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser
    Ph.D., 1997, SDL

  • Dan Francis -Thesis: Non-Parallel Etched-Facets Diode Laser Arrays: Fabrication, Analysis, and Applications
    Ph.D., 1997, GenOA

  • Michael Kwong
    B.S., 1995

  • Keith Toh
    B.S., 1995, Francisco Partners

Last Updated January 2015