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Electronic, Photonic, and Integrated Quantum Systems (EPIQS)


Electronic, Photonic, and Integrated Quantum Systems (EPIQS) research at UW ECE includes quantum electronics, nanoscale optics, novel photon sources, and optical metamaterials, with applications in quantum science, imaging, biomedical sensing, and other areas. Our faculty work closely with colleagues in the Department of Physics and several faculty hold joint and secondary appointments in Physics. Many UW ECE faculty are members of the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES), a NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) node that hosts the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) to support academic institutions and companies throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond in designing and fabricating nanoscale materials, structures, devices and systems.


Nanoscale Materials and Structure

Modeling and fabrication of novel nanoscale materials and nanoscale structures and the design and fabrication of novel devices

Faculty: M.P. AnantramScott T. DunhamRobert B. Darling, Kai-Mei Fu, Lih Lin, Arka Majumdar, Mo Li

Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics

Design and fabrication of integrated photonic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices for applications in computation, communication, sensing, and quantum information

Faculty: Kai-Mei FuArka MajumdarLih LinScott T. Dunham, Mo Li, Sajjad Moazeni

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Micro-machining, lithography, x-ray and diamond patterning

Faculty: Karl F. BöhringerRobert B. Darling, Lih LinAlex Mamishev,

Sensors and Sensor Systems

Faculty: Robert B. DarlingAlex MamishevMatt Reynolds, Joshua SmithDenise M. Wilson, Akshay Gadre

Quantum Technologies

Quantum Optics, Quantum devices with Color centers, trapped ions and 2D materials

Faculty: Kai-Mei Fu, Mo Li, Sara Mouradian, Rahul Trivedi

Latest News

A laser printer for photonic chips

A research team led by UW ECE and Physics Professor Mo Li has invented a way to print and reconfigure photonic integrated circuits (microchips) using a speedy, low-cost device about the size of a conventional desktop laser printer.

The Integrator 2023–2024

Read the latest issue of The Integrator, UW ECE’s flagship, annual publication intended for alumni and friends of the Department. The magazine highlights the UW ECE community and covers stories about extraordinary students and their achievements, faculty research and discoveries, alumni news, events and more!

A new kind of chip for quantum technology

A UW research team led by UW ECE and Physics Associate Professor Arka Majumdar has moved quantum technology development a significant step ahead, demonstrating a new kind of silicon photonic chip that could work as a solid foundation for building a quantum simulator, one with useful applications in the real world.



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