The Mid-Infrared Photonics group is a research group affiliated with the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab (MNTL) at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Our group studies mid-infrared (mid-IR) emitters, detectors, and photonic devices for applications in Defense and Security, Sensing, and Communications.
Please use this website to learn more about our lab and our research. If you have any questions about the group, the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab, or the UIUC ECE Department, feel free to get in touch!
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
5/18/2016:Ryan's manuscript entitled "Epsilon-Near-Zero Photonic Wires" is published in ACS Photonics. This work was a collaboration with Viktor Podolskiy and Christopher Roberts at UMass Lowell. Congrats All!
4/26/2016: Yujun and Yuan-Zhi welcome Terrance to the world!! Congratulations!!
4/20/2016: Narae is awarded a Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellowship!! Congratulations Narae!
4/2/2016: Ryan and Emily welcome Nathan Liu to the world!! Congratulations Ryan and Emily, I look forward to Nathan joining the group in 2037 for his PhD!
2/10/2016: Runyu passes his Pre-Lim exam. Congratulations Ryan!!
10-30-2015: Lan successfully passes his Pre-Lim Exam. Congratulations to Lan!!
9-25-2015: Will's Far-IR review is published in Optics Express, a collaboration with Kaijun Feng and Prof. Anthony Hoffman at Notre Dame. Congrats Will and Kaijun!!
9-18-2015: Lan wins one of 2 Best Student Paper Awards at the 2015 Electronic Materials Conference, which was held in June at "the" Ohio State University. Lan's winning paper was titled: " Mid-Infrared Emisson from In(Ga)Sb Layers on InAs(Sb)". Congratulations Lan!!
8-13-2015: Lan is awarded the Nick and Katherin Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Award.
The Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Award was established in 2002 to recognize a doctoral student who has participated in technological research in semiconductor optoelectronics and the high speed microelectronics area.Congrats to Lan!!
7-23-2015: Prof. Wasserman is promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite Tenure.
6-4-2014: Stephanie's farewell lunch. Stephanie will be joining the faculty at the University of Delaware, in the Materials Science Department!! Congratulations to Stephanie!!! We are all sad to see her leave but also so proud of the excellent work she has done!
12-20-2012: Our collaborator's (Daehwan Jung, Yuncheng Song, and Prof. Minjoo Larry Lee, Yale University) paper "2.8um emission from type-I quantum wells grownm on InAsxP1-2/InP metamorphic graded buffers" published in Applied Physics Letters with Lan Yu as a co-author. Congratulations to Daehwan and Lan!!
9-5-2012: Lan's paper "Electroluminescence from Nanosphere Lithography fabricated Quantum Dots " published in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations to Lan!!
5-14-2012: Stephanie's paper "Mid-infrared designer metals" published in Optics Express. Congratulations to Stephanie!!
4-24-2012: Joshua Mason successfully defends his PhD dissertation: "Selective Thermal Emission from Mid-Infrared Plasmonic and Metamaterial Structures". Congratulations to Josh!!
4-23-2012: David Adams successfully defends his PhD dissertation: "Plasmonic beam steering and designer metals in the mid-infrared". Congratulations to David!!
Post-Doc Positions Available : We are currently looking to hire a post-doctoral research associate in Experimental Optics: Design, fabrication, and characterization of mid-IR photonic and plasmonic structures for security and defense applications. Applicants must have PhD, experience with optical characterization, preferably in the mid-IR, and cleanroom/fabrication experience.
All applicants please send CV, Cover Letter, and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org