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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 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.

How UW ECE is ready for the CHIPS and Science Act

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 is making historic investments in semiconductor research, workforce development and manufacturing. Learn how UW ECE is prepared and well-positioned to leverage these opportunities.

Reimagining optics for smartphone cameras and other devices

UW ECE and Physics Associate Professor Arka Majumdar and UW ECE postdoctoral scholar Johannes Fröch are part of an international research team that has developed an innovative miniature camera, which uses a hybrid optical system over 100 times smaller than its commercial counterpart.

New ‘eyes’ for self-driving cars

A UW ECE research team led by UW ECE and Physics Professor Mo Li has invented a new type of light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, technology that helps autonomous vehicles "see" distant objects. This on-chip device also has a wide range of other potential applications, including use in robotic systems found in agriculture, global supply chains, and medical imaging.


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