Toor Research Lab

Welcome to the Laboratory of Professor Fatima Toor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iowa. Our group works in the field of photonics at the interface of optical engineering, materials engineering, quantum physics, and electromagnetics. In particular, we engineer the properties of electrons, photons, spins, and phonons in micro- and nano-structured materials, such as semiconductors, metals, dielectrics, and polymers, to develop novel photonic devices and systems. We use computer-based analytical modeling for optimized design, chemical processing for micro/nanofabrication, and various optical, electrical, and thermal testing techniques for performance characterization. Target applications include photovoltaics, environmental sensors, and biomedical diagnostics as well as fundamental science discovery.