Photonic Materials

Photonic materials interact with light and are used in devices, computer chips, solar cells, sensors, and more.

Researchers

Polina Anikeeva

Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences; McGovern Institute for Brain Research; Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics

Bio; Biomaterials; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Electronic Materials; Magnetic Materials; Materials Chemistry; Implants; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials

Yoel Fink

Professor of Materials Science; Joint Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Medical; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials

Juejun (JJ) Hu

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors

Jeehwan Kim

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Nanotechnology; Nanomechanics; Phase Transformations; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Thermodynamics

Robert J. Macfarlane

Paul M. Cook Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Biomaterials; Materials Chemistry; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials; Polymers; Self Assembly; Composites

Jurgen Michel

Senior Lecturer; Senior Research Associate, Materials Research Laboratories

Photonic Materials

Edwin L. Thomas

Morris Cohen Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering

Photonic Materials; Polymers; Self Assembly

Harry L. Tuller

R.P. Simmons Professor of Ceramics and Electronic Materials

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Environment; Materials Processing; Materials Chemistry; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Thermodynamics; Transport Phenomena

News

Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Spectrometers — devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars — are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large university and industry labs or…