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Illustration: Brian Long, UCSB
Courtesy: Bowers, Optoelectronics Research Group

E&P Research Activities

Activities & faculty include but are not limited to:


Exploring biological and neural systems for interfacing or computation — Faculty

Circuit Design

Engineering electronic devices, including complex integrated circuits — Faculty

High Speed/Frequency

Engineering for MHz, GHz, and THz — Faculty

Low Power

Advanced engineering to do more with less — Faculty


Engineering resources for new components — Faculty


Technology based on nanoscale components and materials — Faculty


Optical devices for data, computation, sensing, imaging — Faculty


Integrated circuits with both optical and electronic components — Faculty


Technology for manipulating and transmitting photons — Faculty

Quantum Devices

Components that operate on quantum mechanical principles — Faculty

Silicon Photonics

Photonics devices built upon silicon-based — Faculty


Technology for the workhorse devices of electronics — Faculty


Free-space transmission of data — Faculty

E&P Research Overview

Electronics & Photonics research at UC Santa Barbara spans a wide spectrum of topics: material growth, compound semiconductors, high performance transistors, quantum devices, photonics, integrated circuits, low power design, optics, and systems/devices.

We design and build new semiconductors, transistors that are faster, communication channels with higher bandwidths, devices with lower power requirements, metamaterials with new capabilities, integrated photonics devices with unprecedented performance, and more. The results of our research form the building blocks for new systems and devices for sensing, communication, and computing.

Faculty in Electronics & Photonics are multidisciplinary and enthusiastically collaborative. There is a risk-tolerant spirit of bold exploration to cooperatively push the frontiers. This culture, combined with unique state-of-the-art facilities for characterization, growth, and micro fabrication, allows students and researchers to engage in cutting edge research activities. There is also an intense focus on transferring today's research activities into commercial enterprises, as evidenced by the rich portfolio of start-up activities and industry partnerships from this group.

For more detailed descriptions of faculty research and activities, please visit the EP Research Activities accordions in the box.

E&P UCSB Affiliations