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Manjunath – Recognized for McCluskey Award

Prof. B.S. Manjunath honored with the IEEE Computer Society 2020 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement via the society's Virtual Showcase

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Xie – Recognized for McCluskey Award

Prof. Yuan Xie honored with the IEEE Computer Society 2020 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement honor via the society's Virtual Showcase

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Bowers "Smaller, Cheaper Integrated Photonics"

Prof. John Bowers and researchers from UCSB, Caltech, and EPFL developed a way to integrate an optical frequency comb on a silicon photonic chip

DenBaars "Improving MOCVD Tunnel Junctions"

DenBaars "Improving MOCVD Tunnel Junctions"

Prof. Steve DenBaars part of UCSB research team improving MOCVD tunnel junctions for gallium nitride μ-light emitting diodes