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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Jacob Sindt in the lab

UI electrical engineering undergraduate pursuing research that stands out

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Iowa Technology Institute
A fascination with electronic devices and photonics – or the science of light – has led Jacob Sindt down a promising path of research and discovery as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa College of Engineering.
Headshots of Fatima Toor and John Prineas

UI engineering professor honored for innovation and as a leader in the field of optics and photonics

Thursday, August 11, 2022
A University of Iowa professor in the College of Engineering has earned two marks of distinction this summer.