Photonics and Nano Devices Research at UW EE includes quantum electronics, nanoscale optics, novel photon sources, and optical metamaterials, with applications in quantum science, imaging, biomedical sensing, and other areas. Our faculty work closely with colleagues in the Department of Physics and several faculty hold joint and secondary appointments in Physics. UW EE is the host for the Washington Nanofabrication Facility and a member of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), supporting academic institutions and companies throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond in designing and fabricating nanoscale materials and structures.
Nanoscale Materials and Structure
Modeling and fabrication of novel nanoscale materials and nanoscale structures and the design and fabrication of novel devices.
Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics
Design and fabrication of integrated photonic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices for applications in computation, communication, sensing, and quantum information.
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
micro-machining, lithography, x-ray and diamond patterning
Sensors and Sensor Systems
- Nano Optoelectronic Integrated System Engineering (NOISE) Lab
- Nanotechnology Modeling Laboratory
- Optical Spintronics and Sensing lab
- Photonics Laboratory
- Sensor Systems Lab
- Microfabrication Laboratory
- Microelectromechanical Systems Lab
- Distributed Microsystems Laboratory
- Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory (SEAL)
- Washington Nanofabrication Facility
- Kai-Mei Fu
- Arka Majumdar
- M.P. (Anant) Anantram
- Karl F. Böhringer
- Robert Bruce Darling
- Scott T. Dunham
- Lih Lin
- Alex Mamishev
- Matt Reynolds
- Joshua R. Smith
- Denise M. Wilson
- Babak Parviz
- Tai-Chang Chen
Faculty receive Ubicomp's 10-Year Impact AwardUW professors, including Electrical Engineering Professors Shwetak Patel and Matt Reynolds, have been recognized at Ubicomp 2017 for the influential paper they wrote in 2007.
Researchers achieve groundbreaking communication of low-power devices over long distancesThe engineers demonstrated for the first time that devices that operate at almost zero power can transmit data up to nearly two miles, breaking all previously-established barriers.
Quantum Internet will connect the world in 13 yearsProfessor Kai-Mei Fu is featured in a Wired article, explaining the Quantum Internet phenomenon.
Alum Vamsi Talla receives the ACM SIGCOMM dissertation awardVamsi Talla (Ph.D. '16) was awarded the ACM SIGCOMM 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. thesis in Computer Networking and Data Communication.
Professor Bruce Darling receives COE Faculty Award in TeachingThe College of Engineering award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding contributions to engineering education.
- Smart Eyewear
- Active self-cleaning technology for solar panels
- Enabling district shared parking via energy harvesting wireless sensing technology
- On-chip single photon detectors for hybrid photonic quantum networks
- Semiconductor-diamond nanophotonic transmitter for long-distance communication
- Ultrathin Flexible Quantum Dot Devices on Nanocellulose Paper
- Sub-diffraction photon guidance by quantum dot cascades
- Remote switching of cellular activity and cell signaling using light in conjunction with quantum dots
- Dynamic focus-tracking MEMS scanning micromirror with low actuation voltages for endoscopic imaging
- Fluorescent porous silicon biological probes with high quantum efficiency and stability
- Photonic Crystal Optical Tweezers with High Efficiency for Live Biological Samples and Viability Characterization
- Ultrathin (< 1 μm) Substrate-Free Flexible Photodetector on Quantum Dot-Nanocellulose Paper