Photonics Materials

The Photonics Materials program comprises new materials with important and unique value to photonics:

  • development of AlGaAs-InAs high electron mobility transistors, AlGaN UV emmitters, and integrated InP-based heterojunction bipolar transistors;
  • investigation of MOS dielectrics materials, and generation of static and dynamic MOS integrated circuits;
  • development of system-level test methods for mixed-signal and RF circuits, computer-aided-analysis of high-level and transistor-level circuits, and device modeling;
  • translational research on third-generation liquid crystal on silicon digital projection light systems;

Photonics Materials Faculty

Steven A. Cummer

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Steven Cummer received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997 and prior to joining Duke University in 1999 he spent...

Nico Hotz

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Nico Hotz specializes in interfacial transport phenomena and thermodynamics in energy technology. His research focuses on heat, mass, and charge...

Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Dr. Nan Marie Jokerst is the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, and the Executive...

Hisham Z. Massoud

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hisham Z. Massoud joined the Duke ECE Department in 1983, where is now a Professor. He is the founding director of the Semiconductor Research...

Maiken Mikkelsen

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Mitzi

Simon Family Professor
David Mitzi received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics from Princeton University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics...

Willie John Padilla

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

David R. Smith

James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. David R. Smith is currently the James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University. He is also Director...

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Stiff-Roberts received both the B.S. degree in physics from Spelman College and the B.E.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia...

Tuan Vo-Dinh

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of The...

Jennifer L West

Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering
Jennifer West’s research in biomaterials and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel, biofunctional...