Tunoptix, the Seattle-based optics startup co-founded by UW ECE Professors Karl Böhringer & Arka Majumdar, is developing next-gen meta-optics imaging systems.
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
A multi-institutional research team led by UW ECE faculty members Mo Li, Arka Majumdar and Karl Böhringer is developing a powerful, miniaturized optical control engine, which will greatly increase capacity and speed of quantum computers.
The National Science Foundation announced on Sept. 9 that it will fund a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, transforming fields like information technology in the decades to come.
UW ECE faculty members Sajjad Moazeni and Mo Li are leading a multi-institutional research team, which has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new type of computer chip that uses laser light for AI and machine learning computation.
WiBotic and Jeeva Wireless are featured in a new report from The Science Coalition, which describes economic impact of spinoff companies created from federally funded university research.
As lead faculty adviser for the UW Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) team, Darling oversees a group of students competing in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, a rigorous four-year-long endeavor.
- Claire Watts
- Rahul Trivedi
- Shane Colburn
- Sara Mouradian
- 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