Current News

August, 2017
Dr. Ben Conley was recently recognized as the finalist of the CNR Concept Challenge.  Nine finalists were selected out of over 200 submissions.  His awarded project is to develop a new type of uncooled thermal infrared sensor.  Dr. Conley graduated from our research group in 2014.  He is currently an employee of the NSWC Crane.  Check for more info.

August, 2017
Dr. Fisher Yu was elected to serve as conference chair for the 14th International Conference on Mid-IR Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices.  Check for more info.

August, 2017
Professor Samir El-Ghazaly and Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu have been awarded a grant of $250,000 to develop an integrated microwave photonics chip.  Check for more info.

July, 2017
Dr. Fisher Yu was elected to chair the IEEE Photonics Society Summer Conference series for the third consecutive year. Check for more info.

June, 2017
We welcome Lauren Corby joining our group as REU student for summer 2017.  She will participate the research training and practice during the session.

May, 2017
Dr. Sang Choi visited our lab for the NASA EPSCoR program review.  We feel excited to report our progress and exchange ideas.

May, 2017
We congratulate Sattar passed his Ph.D. defense.  He had a lot of achievements during the past few years, which make his work outstanding.  We appreciate all his work for the group.

October, 2016
We gathered our friends and families at Veteran’s Memorial Park to have the bbq, celebrating our recent achievements and Amir’s graduation.

October, 2016
We welcome our new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Yang Zhang, to the group. He will join our DARPA/ARO project working on the single-photon detector.
More info about Dr. Zhang: click here

October, 2016
Our optically pumped GeSn double heterostructure (DHS) laser was published in Applied Physics Letter.  Benefiting from the DHS, the laser features lower threshold and higher operating temperature.  The paper is available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4966141

August, 2016
DOE EPSCoR awarded the collaborative research project among three research groups in UA (Dr. Chen, Dr. Yu, and Dr. Mantooth).

More Info: click here

August, 2016
DARPA/ARO DETECT Program awarded the collaborative research project among Dartmouth Colledge (Dr. Jifeng Liu) and two research groups in UA (Dr. Fisher Yu and Dr. Greg Salamo).

More Info: click here

July, 2016
We are blessed to have two REU students , Randy Quinde and Bria Collier working with us this summer.  We appreciate their efforts wish them the all best in the future.

June, 2016
Warm welcome Dr. Sang Choi for the NASA grant monitor.  We feel excited not only to show him our teamwork but to have a plenty of insightful discussions.

March, 2016
Congratulations to Sattar for the success on his Candidacy Exam.

March, 2016
AFOSR-SBIR awarded the collaborative research project among Arktonics, ASM, and our research group in UA.

September, 2015
Our CVD now has the capability of gas mixing component for uniform growth and accurate flow rate control.

August, 2015
Our group joined together near Lake Wedington for the picnic.  We congratulate Aboozar Mosleh’s passing of his Ph.D. defense and farewell to the leaving member, Dr. Wei Du.

August, 2015
Welcome Joshua M. Grant (Matt) joining our research group.  He was the REU student joining the growth research last summer.  He started his MS. study in MicroEP program this fall semester.

August, 2015
Farewell to Dr. Wei Du and congratulate on his new position in UAPB.  He made tremendous contribution on group research and management in recent years.  We will keep colaborate between two campus in the future.

July, 2015
Summer REU session has come to the end.  Farewell to Eleni and wish the best on her future study.

June, 2015
We received the NASA/EPSCoR grant for the investigation of cost-effective solar devices for areospace application. For more info, please check the news release: click here

June, 2015
Our group was awarded from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). This award will use to support the advanced optical and electrical characterization system.

June, 2015
Warm welcome to Eleni-James Becton, the REU student for Summer 2015.  She will join the research activities and have the opportunity to experience our advanced research.