Electronics & Photonics

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Faculty in the area of Electronics & Photonics undertake research into cutting-edge electronic and optoelectronic devices and circuits, with broad application to state-of-the-art technologies. These include high-performance, high-speed, computer and communication networks, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and "smart" medical devices.


Centers and Laboratories

  • SMALL: Sensors & Micro-Actuators Learning Lab
  • NOMAD: NanOelectronic MAterials & Devices Research Group
  • UB Microwave Lab
  • ANAMAL: Applied Nanoscale Materials Lab
  • Emerging Nanoelectronics Research Group
  • Nanostructure Materisl and Devices Lab
  • Analog/Mixed Signal VLSI Group
  • Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics
  • Signal Processing and Communication Electronics Lab
  • Nano-Optics and Biophotonics Lab
  • MT.POET: Mid-infrared and Terahertz Photonic and Opto-Electronic Technologies Lab

Current Projects

Many-body interactions in one-dimensional systems ● Mesoscopic phenomena in graphene ● Nanoscale semiconductor rectifiers for terahertz detection ● All-semiconductor memristor devices ●  Domain-Wall Defined Logic ● Epitaxially-formed silicide nanowires for nanoelectronics ● Carbon-based organic electronics ●  Lifetime Reliability of Systems-on-Chip: Unified Modeling and Dynamic Reliability Management ● Cross-Layer Design Methodology for Energy and Reliability of Multicore Systems-on-Chip ●  Nanoscale engineering for high efficiency quantum dot solar cells: enhanced light harvesting and optimized electron hole kinetic ● Adaptive IR Sensing Based on Advanced Nanostructures with Tunable Kinetics ●  Geometric visualization of qubit entanglement  ●  Development of novel devices in emerging III-N semiconductor, and new electronic materials systems  ● Transport, and device physics in semiconductor-heterostructures, and novel electronic materials ● III-N based nano-structured electronic devices with potential applications in energy conversion, energy generation, mixed signal systems ● InN and In-rich InGaN surface passivation by novel Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology  ●  Droplet-based Microfluidics  ●The Hybrid Integration of Plasmonic Interferometer Sensors and Active Optoelectronic Devices on a Single Microfluidic Chip ● Circular Plasmonic Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for Low cost and Multiplexed Biosensing  ● Graded polymeric photonic bandgap gratings for compact multispectral analyzers ● On-chip super absorbers for ultra-high speed photodetectors and ultra-thin-film photon harvesting applications  ● Electronics Laboratory in Distance Learning Environment  ● Spin-Optics in Metamaterials ● Submicron Remote Imaging using Specialty Fiber Coupled Hyperlens  ●  Light Filamentation Science  ● Photonic Metamaterials Enabled Multidimensional Quantum Communication ● Chaotic Metamaterial Cavities  ● Development of direct laser writing and patterning of planar polymer-based metamaterials with subwavelength resolution  ●  Development of microfluidic-based biosensors, optical and magnetic functionality  ●  Design of optical-based methods for separating and sorting particles and biologics in microfluidic systems, laser tweezing  ●  Optimization of pulsed-laser photothermal heat generation and transport in micro-and nanoscale materials with applications to cancer therapy  ●  Development of Inkjet-based methods for highthroughput patterned deposition of functional materials e.g. printed electronics ●  Magnetic applications: design of rear-earth magnet devices, bioapplications of magnetic particles  ●