Our research is at the interface of optics and materials science. We create materials with novel optical response and pattern them with precision optical instruments to fabricate devices used in medical imaging, photonic circuits, aerospace sensing, data storage and semiconductor lithography. We are particularly interested in organic materials such as polymers and their hybridization with optical, electronic and biological components to implement highly integrated systems with novel capabilities. These goals are supported by our custom suite of maskless optical lithography tools which include multiple 2D and 3D instruments with resolution down to 50 nm. These tools are complemented by a custom set of computational optical metrology instruments with precision down to one Angstrom, specifically designed to quantify materials and devices.
Dr. McLeod is awarded the Richard and Joy Dorf Endowed Professorship