Notre Dame/IEEE Symposium on Electronics and Photonics

The Notre Dame/IEEE Symposium on Electronics and Photonics will be held on Monday, October 17 from 12:15 - 5​:00​ pm, in 202 LaFortune Student Center. The topics for this year's symposium, with presentations by Notre Dame graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, include:

  • Electronic devices
  • Photonic devices and integration
  • Low-dimensional systems and 2D crystals
  • Applied photonics and biophotonics
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Other topics in electronics and photonics

The schedule of talks follows. Questions can be addressed to program co-chairs Owen Dominguez ( and Junchi Lu (

Session A:  Photonic Devices & Integration
Chair:  Sara Fathipour

12:15 p.m.
Invited talk: “Electromagnetically induced transparency by terahertz metamaterials"
M. P. Hokmabadi, E. Rivera, E. Philips, J. F. Kim, P. Kung, and S. M. Kim

12:40 p.m.
“Nanoscale hyperbolic metamaterial resonators in semiconductors”
Kaijun Feng, Galen Harden, Deborah Sivco, and Anthony Hoffman

12:52 p.m.
“Numerical simulations of triple junction iii-v solar cells”
Roy A. Stillwell

1:04 p.m.
"Mid-infrared intersubband polariton emitters using nanocavities"
Junchi Lu and Anthony J. Hoffman

1:16 p.m.
"Optically pumped AlN/GaN quantum well structures for deep-UV emission" 
Galen H. Harden, SM M. Islam, Grace Xing, Debdeep Jena, and Anthony J. Hoffman

1:28 p.m.
“Mid- and far-infrared optical characterization of monoclinic HfO2 nanoparticles and evidence of localized surface phonon polaritons”
Owen Dominguez, Tracie L. McGinnity, Ryan K. Roeder, and Anthony J. Hoffman

1:40 p.m.
“Mid infrared chip-to-chip waveguide coupling using optical quilt packaging”
Tahsin Ahmed, Jackson Lu, Jason Kulick, Gary Bernstein, Anthony Hoffman, and Scott Howard


Session B:  Applied Photonics and Biophotonics
Chair:  Tahsin Ahmed

2:12 p.m.
Invited talk: “Noninvasive optical imaging of human breast cancer”
Thomas O’Sullivan, PhD

2:37 p.m.
“Characterization of a low-cost, commercially available MIR camera and potential applications”
David Benirschke

2:49 p.m.
“Saturation excitation multiphoton microscopy for superresolution and super penetration fluorescence imaging”
Genevieve Vigil and Scott Howard

3:01 p.m.
“3D virtual breast tissue models for diffuse optical imaging”
Vince Kitsmiller

3:13 p.m.
“Super-resolution mid-infrared imaging in the far-field using photothermal heterodyne spectroscopy”
Zhongming Li, Masaru Kuno, and Greg Hartland


Session C:  Electronic Devices, Low-dimensional Systems and 2D Crystals & Other topics
Chair:  TBD

3:45 p.m.
Invited talk: “Two-dimensional materials: A new platform for electronics and optoelectronics”
Huamin Li, Ph.D.

4:10 p.m.
“Demonstration of electric double layer p-i-n junction in WSe2
Sara Fathipour, Paolo Paletti, Susan Fullerton-Shirey, and Alan Seabaugh

4:22 p.m.
“Improving charging energy in single electron transistors with evaporated SiO2 barriers”
Matthew Filmer

4:34 p.m.
Optically controlled quasi-optical and waveguide architectures for advanced tunable/reconfigurable THz circuits
Md. Itrat Bin Shams and Lei Liu

4:46 p.m.
Title TBA
Ilia Pavlovetc




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