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.
Adam and Dr. McLeod win the 2014 Best Paper Award at SPIE Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics
Dr. Mcleod receives the 2013 Intel Outstanding Researcher Award in Optoelectronics
Jake and David are named GAANN Fellows in Functional Materials.
Anna wins the Teets Family Fellowship.
Chunfang and Callie both win best poster awards at the SPIE/CPIA Photonics Research in Colorado annual meeting.
Eric finishes his post-doc and leaves to lead his startup company.
David wins an ECEE Merit Fellowship and a Deans Fellowship.
Jake wins a Nanostructures and Optics Fellowship and a Deans Assistanceship.
Both (wow!) Callie and Martha win prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
Darren wins the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship.