Assistant Professor Arka Majumdar and his team of researchers have solved a major problem in integrated optical information processing and communication using new phase-change materials.
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
UW ECE doctoral students Vikram Iyer and Ali Najafi and other researchers at UW have developed a tiny, smartphone-controlled camera that can ride aboard an insect or insect-sized robot, giving us a steerable beetle's-eye view of their world.
Kai-Mei Fu and Mo Li are involved in the QuantumX initiative to stimulate research and teaching on "everything quantum", aiming to position the UW as a leader in the development of quantum-enabled technologies.
A new book by UW ECE faculty member Denise Wilson envisions a near-future where you won’t have to worry about charging your cell phone or any other small electronic device.
Professors Karl Böhringer and Arka Majumdar awarded $223,000 in Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop metasurface lenses (or metalenses) for imaging in satellites at the UW Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF).
Smith was named a Fellow of the IEEE in recognition of his contributions to far‐ and near‐field wireless power, backscatter communication and electric field sensing.
- 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
- Photonics Lab
- UW Molecular Engineering Materials Center (UW MEM·C)
- Nano Optoelectronic Integrated System Engineering (NOISE) Lab
- Nanotechnology Modeling Laboratory
- Optical Spintronics and Sensing lab
- Laboratory of Photonic Devices
- 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
- Metasurface optics for full-color computational imaging
- Frequency control of single quantum emitters in integrated photonic circuits
- Low-loss integrated photonic switch using sub-wavelength patterned phase change material
- Engineering of the resistive switching properties in V2O5 thin film by atomic structural transition: Experiment and theory
- A highly sensitive UV-Vis-NIR all-inorganic perovskite quantum dot phototransistor based on a layered heterojunction
- Safety Goggle Compliance Monitoring using Hall Effect Sensors
- Vibration Induced Transport of Enclosed Droplets