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UCSB ECE Professor John Bowers gives 58th Annual Faculty Research Lecture

October 4th, 2013

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October 4, 2013 – The professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, speaks to an overflow crowd on the future of silicon photonics

Faster. Larger capacity. Higher efficiency. These are the qualities UC Santa Barbara professor John Bowers envisions for the future of telecommunications and information processing, and an overflow crowd gathered at UCSB’s Engineering Sciences Building yesterday to hear him discuss exactly that at the campus’s 58th Annual Faculty Research Lecture.

In his talk, “The Promise of Silicon Photonics,” Bowers, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, discussed the evolution of silicon photonics and what the future holds for this technology.

Awarded annually, the Faculty Research Lecture is considered the highest honor bestowed by the university faculty on one of its members. Bowers, an internationally renowned authority in the area of optoelectronics, was recognized not only for his outstanding teaching abilities, but also for his accomplishments as an effective collaborator and successful entrepreneur.

Bowers' lecture video — "The Promise of Silicon Photonics"

UCSB News Release (full article)

Bowers' Optoelectronics Research Group