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Principal Investigator
Seth Bank

Seth R. Bank
Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professorship in Engineering #6

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Phone: (512) 471-9669

CV: SRB_CV.pdf
Scholar: Profile

Seth Bank received the B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003 and 2006 from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. In 2006, he was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, where he is currently a full professor and holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professorship in Engineering #6.

His current research interests are centered on the growth of analog/digital alloy semiconductors (e.g. AlInAsSb) and metal/semiconductor hetero- and nano-structures (e.g. ErAs nanoparticles in GaAs) and their application to plasmonics, silicon-based lasers, avalanche photodiodes, mid-IR lasers, sensors, THz generation and sensing, and high-speed transistors. He has coauthored >400 papers and presentations that have been cited >6000 times, with a Hirsch-Index of 45.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Optica (formerly OSA). His group has received 6 Best Paper Awards and he has received the 2008 Young Investigator Award at the North American MBE Conference (NAMBE), a 2008 Young Faculty Award from DARPA, the 2009 Young Scientist Award from the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS), a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2009 (nominated by ARO), an AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2009, an ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2010, a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the NSF in 2010, as well as the 2019 Gordon T. Lepley IV Memorial Teaching Award and a 2021-2022 Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship from UT.

He has been the Program Chair of the AVS North American MBE meeting (NAMBE), as well as a Program and General Chair for the IEEE/OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optical (CLEO) and the IEEE Device Research Conference (DRC). He is currently a Board Member of IEEE DRC and was a Steering Committee member of OSA/IEEE CLEO; he is an active member of the Electronic Materials Conference (EMC) committee and has helped organize other conferences, including the IEEE Electron Device Meeting (IEDM), InP and Related Materials (IPRM), and the IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting (IPC).


Ashlee Garcia

Ashlee Garcia

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 2019
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2021

Ashlee is an ECE Ph.D. student studying the expansion of MBE selective area regrowth techniques via modeling of the underlying growth mechanisms and introduction of new vacuum system designs in order to surpass current feature and material limitations.

Hardik Jain

Hardik Jain

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.E.(Hons.) in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science 2011
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2016

Hardik is a PhD student in the ECE department of UT Austin studying analog photonics and interference cancelation for wireless and wired communication system.

Subha Mallick

Subha Prakash Mallick

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Science and Technology, India 2017
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan 2019

Subha is an ECE Ph.D. student and his interests are in MBE growth techniques, simulation and characterization of III-V compound semiconductors to develop mid-wave and long-wave infrared photodetectors.

Andrew McArthur

(Joshua) Andrew McArthur

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas 2019
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2021

Andrew started as a MRSEC undergraduate researcher in 2018 studying B-III-V alloys. He has since joined the group as a Ph.D. student studying infrared photodetectors. Specifically, he focuses on the design and MBE growth of III-V avalanche photodiodes using digital alloy materials.

Qian Meng

Qian Meng

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S in Microelectronic Science and Engineering, Sichuan University 2018

Qian is studying the simulation of highly-mismatched III-V alloys. She is co-advised by Dr. Mark Wistey at Texas State University.

Rithvik Ramesh

Rithvik Ramesh

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Phone: (469) 387-3995

B.S. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin 2022

Rithvik is an ECE Masters student who joined the group as an undergraduate and is studying semiconductor nonlinear optics.

Amberly Ricks

Amberly Ricks

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University 2019
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University 2021

Amberly is an ECE Ph.D. student who is studying MBE growth and highly-mismatched alloys.

Alec M. Skipper

Alec M. Skipper

Email:
Phone: (512) 934-3717

B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2018
B.A. in East Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin 2017
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2018

Alec is an ECE Ph.D. student who joined the group as an undergraduate and is studying lateral epitaxial overgrowth by MBE.

Ellie Wang

Ellie Wang

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Engineering Physics, University of California, Berkeley 2021

Ellie is an ECE Ph.D. student studying photodetector devices and III-V semiconductor alloys grown by MBE.

Corey White

(Rachel) Corey White

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University 2019
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2021
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Corey first joined the group as an NNCI REU student characterizing B-III-V alloys for use as photodetectors. She then became an ECE Ph.D. student and is studying the growth and characterization of highly mismatched alloys. Specifically, she is working on wavelength extension in the MWIR and LWIR on conventional III-V substrates.


Patrick Devaney

Patrick Devaney

Patrick is an undergraduate physics student studying digital alloy materials and computational semiconductor modeling.

Nathaniel Irwin

Nathaniel Irwin

Nathaniel is a 3rd year ECE and Physics major with an interest in optoelectronics and photonics. He is currently working on simulating the properties of AlInAsSb digital alloys.

Kevin Wen

Kevin Wen

Kevin is a junior Physics and Math major interested in condensed matter physics. He is working on the design of semiconductors for nonlinear optics.


Terry Mattord

Terry Mattord

Email:
Phone: (512) 471-1013

Terry supports the UT-Austin MBE lab. He is a world-recognizezed expert in MBE and ultra-high vacuum equipment and holds several key patents related to the technology of MBE: the valved arsenic cracker, the heated viewport, and several novel effusion cell designs. He has >20 years experience maintaining, upgrading, and supervising the MBE facility at UT-Austin. He has almost 10 years additional experience as a staff member at Perkin-Elmer in their MBE and physical electronics divisions.

Christine Wood

Christine Wood

Email:
Phone: (512) 232-9007

Christine is the group Administrative Assistant. In her “spare” time, she keeps the LASE group running smoothly (despite Seth’s best efforts).

Claire Bank

Claire “Bear” Bank

The ClaireBear was named Chief Executive Officer in early 2009, largely due to her mighty roar. Some suspect nepotism. Her career aspiration is to be the world’s first doggie zoo keeper.

Simon Bank

Simon “Patience” Connors-Bank

Simon was named Executive VP of Epitaxy for the LASE Group in 2007, despite his lack of formal education, limited knowledge of the English language, and questionable understanding of basic physics. Some suspect nepotism here as well. His research interests are in the areas of squirrel watching and pursuit.


Kumar Appaiah

Kumar Appaiah (Associate Professor, IIT Bombay EE Dept.)

Website: https://www.ee.iitb.ac.in/~akumar/

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Tech. Madras, India 2008
M.Tech. in Comm. Engineering, Indian Institute of Tech. Madras, India 2008
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2013

Kumar was co-supervised with Prof. Sriram Vishwanath and worked on signal processing, electronic dispersion compensation and MIMO for optical fibers. After graduation, he joined the Qualcomm Research to apply advanced modulation techniques to visible light communication links. He is currently an Associate Prof. at IIT-Bombay.

Andrew Briggs

Andrew Briggs (GenXComm)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Bates College 2015
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2017
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2021

Andrew was an ECE Ph.D. student studying MBE growth of infared emitters with plasmonic enhancement. After graduation, he joined TransWave Photonics. He now works as a Phontonics Research Engineer for GenXComm.

Adam Crook

Adam Crook (Principal Device Physicist, FLIR)

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Phone:(512) 471-5383
CV: AMC_CV.pdf
Website: lase.ece.utexas.edu/acrook

B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara 2007
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2009
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2012

Adam was an ECE Ph.D. student studying the MBE growth and optical properties of midinfrared compound semiconductor and rare-earth nanocomposite optical materials. Upon graduation, he joined the R&D division at Lockheed Martin in Goleta, CA. Check out a pic of Seth built taken with one of their IR cameras here. He then moved to Raytheon as a program manager, before joining FLIR in 2019 as a Principal Device Physicist.

Vaishno Dasika

Vaishno Devi Dasika (Research Scientist, Cree)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383
Publications: Here

B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2002
M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2004
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2010

Vaishno was a postdoctoral scholar working on the molecular beam epitaxial growth, fabrication, and nanoscale characterization of metal:semiconductor nanocomposites and related materials in collaboration with Prof. Ed Yu. After her postdoc, she joined Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX before moving to Cree as a Research Scientist.

Rasha El-Jaroudi

Rasha El-Jaroudi (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)

Email:
Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S.in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2015
Fulbright Research Grant, United Arab Emirates 2015-2016
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2018
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin 2021

Rasha was an ECE Ph.D. student studying strain engineering and highly-mismatched alloys using boron. After graduation she became a research associate at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Dan Ironside

Daniel Ironside (Tactual Labs)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Saint Louis University 2010
B.S. in Physics, Saint Louis University 2010
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis 2012
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin 2019
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Dan was an ECE PhD student studying the application of new metamaterial functionality to photonic devices. After graduation, he joined Tactual Labs working on human-machine interfaces.

Farzad Mokhtari Koushyar

Farzad Mokhtari Koushyar (GenXComm)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Bu-Ali Sina University 2012
M.S. in Microwave and Optics Engineering at Sharif University of Technology 2015
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2021

Farzad was a Ph.D. student in the ECE department of UT Austin who studied high-speed and highly-linear microwave photonics, since 2017. After graduation, he joined GenXComm to work on the intersection of RF and photonics and develop new wireless technologies.

Erica (Krivoy) Davis

Erica (Krivoy) Davis (Fish & Richardson)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383
Website: http://emkrivoy.com

B.S. Physics, Carnegie Mellon University 2007
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2010
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2013

Erica was an ECE PhD student studying the MBE growth and properties of new rare-earth/group-V compounds, including LaAs, LuAs, and LaxLu1-xAs, as well as the applications of these materials to plasmonics, buried transparent contacts, and metamorphic buffer layers. She is now a technical specialist / patent agent with Fish & Richardson, an intellectual property law firm.

Scott Maddox

Scott Maddox (Striveworks)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2009
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2011
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2015

As an ECE PhD student and postdoctoral scholar with the LASE group, Scott researched and developed compound semiconductor materials and devices including InAs and GaSb-based high-gain, low-noise avalanche photodiodes grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Following his postdoc, he joined the Portland Technology Development (PTD) group at Intel in Hillsboro, OR. Scott now works as a Senior Software devloper at Striveworks in Austin, TX.

Stephen March

Stephen March (CACI, International)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University 2013
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2016
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2021
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Stephen spent Summer 2013 in the group as an NNIN REU. He returned to the group as an ECE graduate student after spending 2014 working for IBM. He studied the design and MBE growth of heterostructures using III–V materials and and their device applications for his doctoral and postdoctoral studies, with an emphasis on low-noise infrared photodetector devices. After his postdoc, he joined CACI in Austin, TX as an Applied Physics Research Engineer.

Kyle McNicholas

Kyle McNicholas (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)

Email:
Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University 2011
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University 2012
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin 2019

As a PhD student, Kyle studied the growth and properties of highly-mismatched alloys incorporating boron and rare-earth pnictide alloys using molecular beam epitaxy. After graduating, he joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a member of the technical staff.

Hari Nair

Hari Nair (Cornell University MSE Dept.)

Email:
Phone: (512) 471-5383
Website: uts.cc.utexas.edu/~hnair

B.Tech in Engineering Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India 2006
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2009
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2013

Hari was an ECE Ph.D. student that developed a new approach to extend the emission wavelength of mid-infrared diode lasers. After making the group's first laser, he joined Prof Darrell Schlom's lab at Cornell as a postdoctoral scholar.

Ann Kathryn Rockwell

Ann Kathryn Rockwell (Army Applications Laboratory)

Email:
Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Physics, University of Alabama 2013
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2016
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2020
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Ann Kathryn was an ECE Ph.D. student studying the MBE growth of photonic materials, including AlInAsSb-based avalanche photodetectors. After graduation, she joined Army Applications Laboratory where she works as a research scientist.

Rodolfo Salas

Rodolfo Salas (Lockheed Martin)

Email:
Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma 1999
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma 2006
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2015

Rodolfo was an ECE Ph.D. student studying the MBE growth and optical properties of RE-As based nanocomposite materials for heterodyne THz generation. After graduation, he moved to Boston, MA and joined MIT Lincoln Labs as a full-time member of the technical staff. He is currently a researcher at Lockheed Martin.

Scott D. Sifferman

Scott D. Sifferman (SPEC)

Email:
Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S.E in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University 2004
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 2006
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2020

Scott was an ECE Ph.D. student studying highly strained and dilute bismide III-V materials for mid-infrared laser device development. Following graduation, he joined Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) as Principal Scientist. He is now Chief Scientist.

Emily Walker

Emily Walker (Micro Systems Engineering, Inc)

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Phone: (512) 471-5383

B.S. in Materials Science Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 2012
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2014
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2018

Emily was an ECE PhD student studying the MBE growth, transfer, and electronic properties of group-V thin films (Bi and Bi1-xSbx) for spintronic devices. After her PhD, she joined the Components Research group at Intel in Hillsboro, OR. She is now a Staff Design and Development Engineer at Micro Systems Engineering, Inc in the Portland, OR area.

Alumni (Master's)
Sarah Muschinske

Sarah Muschinske (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Sarah recieved both her Bachelor's and her Master's degree in electrical engineering at UT Austin. Her projects included transfer process development for and transport studies on epitaxial Bi and Bi1-xSbx thin films. She began her PhD studies in electrical engineering at MIT in Fall 2018.

Nathanial Sheehan

Nathanial Sheehan (Skorpios Technologies)

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara 2012
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2014

Nate studied low dimensional structures and compound semiconductor device fabrication.

Alumni (Teacher Researchers)
Ashley Bachmayer

Ashley Bachmayer

Ashley is a high school science teacher in Killeen, TX. She spent Summer 2016 working with the LASE group as a NASCENT RET investigating wafer bonding of nanomembranes using indium for molecular beam epitaxy regrowth.

Pedro Merced

Pedro Merced

Pedro is a high school pre-calculus and calculus teacher in Manor, TX. Through the NSF Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, he spent Summer 2014 with the group testing mid-infrared laser devices and investigating their operation.

Steve Trenfield

Steve Trenfield

Steve is a high school mathematics teacher in Austin, TX. He spent Summer 2015 working as a NASCENT RET investigating the effects of elevated temperature on mid-infrared LEDs.

Alumni (Undergraduate Researchers)
George Adams

George Adams

George was an ECE undergraduate at UT-Austin who graduated from UT-Austin with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2015. He spent the Spring 2014 semester learning cleanroom fabrication processes and etching gallium antimonide. He is currently a Software Engineer at Cerner Corporation.

Nora Agah

Nora Agah

Nora is an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Texas. She is focsing on photolithography mask design for III-V semiconductor devices.

Brent Bouslog

Brent Bouslog

Brent is an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Texas. He studied the optical properties of III-V semiconductors.

Gavin Campbell

Gavin Campbell

Gavin is currently a MatSE graduate student at Northwestern. He spent the summer of 2010 with the group as an NNIN REU studying the annealing stability of nanoparticle enhanced tunnel junctions.

Eric Chen

Eric Chen

Eric is an undergraduate Electrical Engineering major working on the fabrication and optical characterization of novel III-V materials.

Robert Chen

Robert Chen

Robert completed the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and is now gainfully employed at Apple. He was an undergraduate researcher from Spring 2007 through Summer 2008, where he studied the optical properties of dilute-nitride materials. He co-developed the group's photoluminescence and photoreflectance measurement setups.

Harold Fu

Harold Fu

Harold was a Cornell University undergraduate who spent Summer 2015 in the group as an NNIN REU. He studied the optical characteristics of AlInAsSb digital alloys films using photoluminescence and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. After graduating he became a Ph.D. student at the California Institute of Technology (Cal. Tech)

Chris Gaytan

Chris Gaytan

Chris was an undergraduate at the University of Texas at El Paso. Chris was a 2012 Summer Research Academy student studying the optical properties of annealed highly mismatched alloys for photonic device applications.

Joel Guo

Joel Guo

Joel was an undergraduate ECE student at the University of Texas at Austin. He worked with the LASE group from the Spring 2015 semester through the Spring 2017 semester learning optical materials characterization tools and techniques. After graduating, he joined John Bowers' research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Ph.D. student.

Teddy Hsieh

Teddy Hsieh

Teddy was a freshman Electrical Engineering and Chemistry major interested in nanotechnology. He worked on the characterization of photonics materials and novel fabrication techniques for 3D devices.

Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson

Abigail was an ECE undergraduate at UT-Austin, expecting to graduate with a BS in Computer Engineering in May 2017. She spent the Spring 2014 semester with the LASE group learning cleanroom fabrication processes and depositing silicon nitride. During Summer 2016, she worked as a Software Engineer at IBM.

Akarsh Kumar

Akarsh Kumar

Akarsh is an undergraduate Electrical Engineering and Physics student at the University of Texas. He is simulated the band structure of III-V materials using a tight binding approach.

Thomas Leonard

Thomas Leonard

Thomas was an REU student in the group in 2017 where he worked on test station hardware integration. He is currently an ECE graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Marcoantonio Lopez

Marcoantonio Lopez

Marcoantonio is an undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering major at the University of Houston working on characterization of the electronic and optical properties of III-V semiconductors.

Ze Lyu

Ze Lyu

Ze is an ECE undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin. He worked on test station hardware integration.

Thien-An Nguyen

Thien-An Nguyen

In 2011, Thien-An was an NSF REU student studying scanned probe microscopy of ErAs/GaAs tunnel junctions, working jointly with Prof. Ed Yu. He is currently a graduate student at UT-Austin working with Prof. Zheng Wang.

Julio Novo

Julio Novo

Julio was an ECE and Physics undergraduate at UT-Austin who graduated from UT-Austin with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Physics in Fall 2015. He was with the Bank group from Spring 2014 to Spring 2015 and worked on developing cleanroom fabrication processes for III-V optoelectronic devices. In Summer 2015, he interned at Samsung. He was hired in early 2016 as a Process Engineer at Intel.

Iris Okoro

Iris Okoro

Iris is an undergraduate ECE major attending Texas State University and is interested in Quantum Information/Computing. Iris spent the summer of 2022 with the LASE group as a MRSEC REU building a photodetector system and examining how various material properties of the III-V semiconductor, InSbBi, may affect photoluminescence.

Iram Olivares

Iram Olivares

Iram is an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Texas. In Fall 2018, he studied studying the optical properties of III-V semiconductors supported by the Texas Research Experience program,.

Aamani Ponnekanti

Aamani Ponnekanti

Aamani is a chemical engineering student at the University of Southern California. As a participant in the ECE Next Program, she spent the summer of 2021 studying the effects of annealing InSbBi films for applications in mid- to long-wave infrared photodetectors..

Alonzo Ramon

Alonzo Ramon

Alonzo is an undergraduate Computer Engineering student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is working on the fabrication of materials for 3D optoelectronic devices.

Sam Steakley

Sam Steakley

Sam is an undergraduate Physics student at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He spent the summer with the LASE group as a NNCI REU studying the effects of doping on optical absorbtion in III-V mixed alloys.

Susan Tan

Susan Tan

Susan was an ECE undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin. From 2016-2018, she worked on test station design and component integration, and laser device characterization. She later worked on the analysis of magnetotransport data from thin bismuth films grown by MBE. After graduation, she began her Ph.D. studies at Princeton in Fall 2018.

Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres

Fernando is an undergraduate at the University of Texas at El Paso expecting to graduate with a BS in Electrical Engineering in May 2017. He was a Summer 2015 REU student through the NASCENT program researching membrane liftoff and transfer. He had an internship at Texas Instruments in Summer 2016.

Jonathan Voss

Jonathan Voss

Jonathan is an undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering major at UT Austin working on automating the digital etching process to increase the reliability and repeatability of regrowth sample preparation.

Nathaniel Wendt

Nathaniel Wendt

Nate was an undergraduate at Gonzaga University and a 2012 NNIN REU student studying optimum annealing conditions of highly mismatched alloys in order to maximize optical quality as determined by photoluminescence. He is currently a graduate student at UT-Austin.

Evan Wineland

Evan Wineland

Evan was a undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University who spent Summer 2013 in the group working on software data collection development.

Ben Ziang

Ben Xiang

Ben is currently employed at Cisco. He was an undergraduate researcher in Summer 2008, where he co-developed the group's photoreflectance measurement setup.

Alice Yau

Alice Yau

Alice is an ECE undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2017, she studied the effect of growth conditions on electrical properties in epitaxial bismuth thin films.

Sagi Zisman

Sagi Zisman

Sagi was an undergraduate researcher building an automated electroluminescence test setup. He is currently a graduate student at UT-Austin, working with Prof. Mark Raizen in Physics.

Alumni (Young Scholars)
Enid Cruz

Enid Cruz

Enid is a high school student in Manor, TX. She worked as a NASCENT Young Scholar during Summer 2019. She focused on measuring the effects of strain in thin GaInAsSb films on flexible substrates. .

E'Maurai Glass

E'Maurai Glass

E'Maurai is a high school student in Austin, TX. He worked on wafer bonding of nanomembranes using indium through the NASCENT Young Scholars program during Summer 2017.

Jocelyn Kim

Jocelyn Kim

Jocelyn is a high school student in Austin, TX. She worked on further developing an indium bonding process in nanomembrane preparation during the Summer of 2017 as a part of the NASCENT Young Scholars program.

Claire Lungwitz

Claire Lungwitz

Claire is a high school student in Austin, TX. She spent Summer 2016 working with the LASE group as a NASCENT Young Scholar working on citric acid etching of III-V semiconductors.

Clarence Marshall

Clarence Marshall

Clarence is a high school student in Manor, TX, in his second year with the Nascent Young Scholars program. In Summer 2016 he investigated citric acid etch rates for III-V semiconductor substrates.

Daniela Rodriguez

Daniela Rodriguez

Daniela is a high school student in Manor, TX, in her second year with the Nascent Young Scholars program. She worked on etching of III-V semiconductor substrates using citric acid during Summer 2016.

Guillermo Rodriguez

Guillermo Rodriguez

Guillermo is a high school student in Manor, Tx, in his second year with the Nascent Young Scholars Program. In the Summer of 2019 he focused efforts towards the one dimensional strain of thin films on flexible substrates.