Optics & Photonics

Optics and photonics encompass the science and technology of light, enabling technologies such as lasers, cameras, displays, optical fibers, and solar cells. The field plays an important role in many emerging technologies including 5G, quantum computing, autonomous machines, and renewable energy. Research in this area is highly interdisciplinary: electrical engineers collaborate with material scientists, physicists, and mechanical engineers.  Research topics include optical and optoelectronic devices (laser, photodetectors, modulators), imaging systems for biomedical applications, machine vision, and fundamental optical sciences at the nanoscale.

Dan Botez

Position title: Philip Dunham Reed Professor

Chirag Gupta

Position title: Assistant Professor

Hongrui Jiang

Position title: Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering & Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Mikhail Kats

Position title: Jack St. Clair Kilby Associate Professor

Irena Knezevic

Position title: Patricia and Michael Splinter Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Zhenqiang Ma

Position title: Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering & Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Luke Mawst

Position title: Professor

Shubhra Pasayat

Position title: Assistant Professor

Daniel van der Weide

Position title: Professor

Andreas Velten

Position title: Assistant Professor

Ying Wang

Position title: Assistant Professor

Zongfu Yu

Position title: Jack St. Clair Kilby Associate Professor (On Sabbatical Leave)