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, 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, biosensors, midinfrared light emitters as well as fundamental science discovery. 

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Dare to Discover banner featuring Jacob Sindt

Jacob Sindt featured in Dare to Discover campaign

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Vice President for Research
The Dare to Discover campaign showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa on banners throughout downtown Iowa City. The campaign is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Photo of researchers and visitors at ITI open house

ITI Open House showcases research diversity of faculty, staff, and students

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) hosted a research open house to celebrate the excellence and diversity of research being conducted by faculty, staff, and students.