Photonics at UTA’s Department of Electrical Engineering embodies a wide range of science and engineering topics stemming from solid state physics, theory/modeling of periodic lattices, photonic crystals, metasurfaces, to optical, optoelectronic, optofluidic devices such as lasers, sensors, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, and integrated chips and systems. The research is largely concentrated in the following three application areas: (A) Energy efficient integrated photonics; (B) Information processing and security, and (C) Optical sensing and imaging for biomedical and smart society applications.
Dr. Kambiz Alavi. Physics and applications of heterostructures, nonlinear optics, optical imaging.
Dr. Catrina Coleman. Photonic integration, semiconductor optoelectronic devices, diode lasers, mode-locked lasers
Dr. James Coleman. Semiconductor lasers, integrated photonics, quantum nanostructures, nanomaterials, epitaxial growth, compound semiconductors
Dr. Yuze (Alice) Sun. Photonics, optofluidics, microfluidics, optical biosensing and chemical sensing, lab-on-chip systems, nanomaterials, and global health and environmental sustainability.
Dr. Michael Vasilyev. Nonlinear and quantum optics, optical communication systems and devices, nanophotonics.
Dr. Diana Huffaker
Professor and Chair
Dr. Jonathan Bredow
Professor & Associate Chair
Dr. Sungyong Jung
Associate Professor & Associate Chair