Lenses are as thin as 190 nanometers — less than 1/100,000ths of an inch thick
Photonics and Nano Devices 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 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.
Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics
Design and fabrication of integrated photonic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices for applications in computation, communication, sensing, and quantum information.
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
micro-machining, lithography, x-ray and diamond patterning
Sensors and Sensor Systems
Assistant Professor Arka Majumdar has received a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for his research at the forefront of combining quantum materials and nanophotonics.
UW EE research breakthrough could lead to an ultrathin lens for cameras or microscopes — without glass.
UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.
The new professorship was established through a generous gift from UW EE alum Milton Zeutschel (BSEE '60) and his wife Delia Zeutschel (BA '58) to recruit and retain entrepreneurially-driven faculty.
UW engineers develop 3-D printing plastic objects and sensors that can collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi-connected devices entirely on their own.
- Mo Li
- Kai-Mei Fu
- Arka Majumdar
- M.P. (Anant) Anantram
- Karl F. Böhringer
- Robert Bruce Darling
- Scott T. Dunham
- Lih Lin
- Alex Mamishev
- Matt Reynolds
- Joshua R. Smith
- Denise M. Wilson
- Babak Parviz
- Tai-Chang Chen
- UW Molecular Engineering Materials Center (UW MEM·C)
- Nano Optoelectronic Integrated System Engineering (NOISE) Lab
- Nanotechnology Modeling Laboratory
- Optical Spintronics and Sensing lab
- Photonics Laboratory
- Sensor Systems Lab
- Microfabrication Laboratory
- Microelectromechanical Systems Lab
- Distributed Microsystems Laboratory
- Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory (SEAL)
- Washington Nanofabrication Facility
- Smart Eyewear
- Active self-cleaning technology for solar panels
- Enabling district shared parking via energy harvesting wireless sensing technology
- On-chip single photon detectors for hybrid photonic quantum networks
- Semiconductor-diamond nanophotonic transmitter for long-distance communication
- Ultrathin Flexible Quantum Dot Devices on Nanocellulose Paper
- Improved Object Pose Estimation via Deep Pre-touch Sensing
- LoRa Backscatter: Enabling The Vision of Ubiquitous Connectivity
- Sub-diffraction photon guidance by quantum dot cascades
- Remote switching of cellular activity and cell signaling using light in conjunction with quantum dots
- Dynamic focus-tracking MEMS scanning micromirror with low actuation voltages for endoscopic imaging
- Fluorescent porous silicon biological probes with high quantum efficiency and stability