Principal Investigator

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David Burghoff

  • Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
  • S.M, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
  • B. S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

An electrical engineer and an applied physicist, David Burghoff is an assistant professor in the electrical engineering department at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to this, he was a postdoc and research scientist at MIT. The overarching theme of his research is the development of new platforms that will allow long-wavelength light to be used in scalable sensors and systems. Broadly speaking, it focuses on devices and systems that blend nanoscale optoelectronics, ultrafast & nonlinear optoelectronics, and integrated long-wavelength photonics, with applications in healthcare, energy, sensing, security, and transportation. His broader ambition is to usher in an era of ubiquitous mid-infrared and terahertz photonics, and he is excited about the possibility of using these technologies to address some of our most pressing challenges.

Awards and recognition:

  • ONR Young Investigator Award (2021)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2021)
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2021)
  • Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017)
  • MIT’s Best Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Thesis (2014)

Postdoctoral researchers

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Dingding Ren

B.S., Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST)
M.S., King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Ph.D., Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Yi Luo

Yi Luo

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
B.S., Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST)

Graduate students

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Zhenyang Xiao

B.S., Tianjin University
M.S., Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Md Istiak Khan

B.S., University of Dhaka
M.S., University of Dhaka

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Levi Humbard

B.S., Pittsburg State University

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Chao Dong

B.S., Lanzhou University

Zheheng Xu

Zheheng Xu

B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Katherine Hudek

Katherine Hudek

B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mithun Roy

Mithun Roy

M.S., Concordia University
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology