Our faculty conduct world-class photonics research to advance applications and physics in sensing, energy harvesting, nanomanufacturing, imaging, healthcare and communication.

Meet the experts

Jie Huang

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Fiber optic sensors, novel photonic/microwave micro/nano materials, structures, devices and sensors, ultrafast laser machining, processing and characterization of micro/nano structures, materials and devices, sensors and Instrumentation for applications in harsh environments, microwave-photonic sensing, imaging and spectroscopy, optical biomedical imaging and sensing (photoacoustic tomography/spectroscopy)

Xiaodong Yang

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Optical materials and devices in nanophotonics and plasmonics; Physics and applications of optical metamaterials; Nanoscale optomechanics, optical nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS); Integrated optofluidic devices and optical sensors; Photon management for solar/thermal energy harvesting; Optical device micro-/nano-fabrication

Dr. Mina Esmaeelpour

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Nonlinear fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers, fiber Bragg grating and distributed fiber sensors, multimode fiber devices, radiation detection in nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), molecular cancer Imaging, optical imaging, spectroscopy, fiber optic sensing applications, biomedical imaging instrumentation, fiber optic motion detection