Photonic & Electronic Devices
Photonic and electronic device engineers and scientists are developing new optical devices based on metamaterials and novel structures that can manipulate light in ways not possible with naturally-occurring materials.
They are making nanoscale electronic devices with the potential to outperform current state-of-the-art silicon-based microelectronics technology. By developing and testing methods of packaging microelectronics they are effectively dissipating heat, allowing devices to run faster and be packed at ever higher densities.
They design and fabricate microfluidic devices that couple optics and electronics with fluid flow for micro-scale chemical analysis. They design new solar cells with improved light-trapping and charge-extraction relative to conventional structures.