Dr. Milan Mashanovitch (Mašanović) is an associate project scientist at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Milan received his Dipl. Ing. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, as a valedictorian, in 1998. He started his graduate work in the field of integrated photonics at the University of California Santa Barbara in 1998, where he obtained his M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) degrees. Since 2004, he has been working as a staff scientist/adjunct professor at UC Santa Barbara. He has been teaching the graduate level class on semiconductor lasers at UCSB.
In 2005, Dr. Mashanovitch co-founded Freedom Photonics LLC, a successful photonic integration company based in Santa Barbara, California, which commercializes advanced photonic components and subsytems for defense and commercial markets.
Dr. Mashanovitch is the author or coauthor of more than 85 research papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He co-authored the second edition of the book, "Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits" with Larry Coldren and Scott Corzine, which was published by John Wiley in March of 2012. His current research interests include InP photonic integrated circuits (diode lasers and tunable transmitters), component technologies for packet-switched optical networks, local area networks and harsh environments.
Dr. Mashanovitch has successfully contributed to a number of DARPA funded photonic integration programs: Next Generation Internet (NGI); Chip-Scale WDM (CS-WDM); and Data in the Optical Domain Networks (DOD-N) as a member and photonic integration effort lead on the LASOR (Label Switched Optical Router) team. He is currently the principal investigator of several development programs at Freedom Photonics.
Dr. Mashanovitch is a recipient of numerous awards, scholarships and travel grants, including the 2004 IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society Graduate Student Fellowship Award, and the 2003 Best Student Paper Award at the Indium Phosphide and Related Materials Conference.