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Principle Investigator
Mikhail Belkin
Email: mbelkin(AT)ece.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-4424
Office: MER 2.606A
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
CV: CV_BELKIN_Feb_2015.pdf
Mikhail Belkin received his B.S. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1998 and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 he worked in Federico Capasso's group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, first as a postdoctoral fellow and later as a research associate. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2008.
Mikhail Belkin's current research interests include the development of novel quantum cascade lasers, giant optical nonlinearities in semiconductor nanostructures, mid-infrared and THz photonic and plasmonic systems for chemical sensing, and metamaterials in mid-infrared. Several of the recent publications he co-authored have received considerable media coverage, in particular his work on THz semiconductor laser sources based on intra-cavity difference-frequency generation (see MIT Technology Review, Laser Focus World, Science Daily, and others), a millimeter-sized mid-infrared spectrometer for chem/bio sensing (see MIT Technology Review, Photonics Spectra, Science Daily, and others), and THz quantum cascade lasers with record operating temperatures (see Optics.ORG).
 
Postdoctoral fellows  
Seungyong Jung
Email : sejung(AT)utexas.edu
Office : MER 2.606C
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
CV: CV_Seungyong_Jung_April_2013.pdf

Seungyong Jung received his B.S. degree in Semiconductor Science from Dongguk University, South Korea in 2006 and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2012. He joined Prof. Belkin's group as a postdoctoral fellow since Feb. 2013. His research interests include development of mid infrared optoelectronic devices and tunable THz QCLs for sensing and imaging applications.

Yifan Jiang
Email: yifanjiang1990(AT)gmail.com
Office: MER 2.608C
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
Yifan Jiang received her B.S. degree in Optoelectronics from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2011, her M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Her recent research interests include optoelectronic devices and semiconductor devices. She is now working on external cavity DFG terehertz quantum cascade lasers.
Graduate Students  
Mingzhou Jin
Email: mzjin(AT)utexas.edu
Office: MER 2.608C
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
Mingzhou Jin received her B.S. degree in Optics from Fudan University,Shanghai, China in 2012. She is currently a PhD student in Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at UT Austin.She is now working on AFM infrared microscopy towards subwavelength resolution using quantum cascaded lasers.
Jae Hyun Kim
Email: jaehyun.kim(AT)utexas.edu
Office: MER 2.608B
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
Jae Hyun Kim received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 2012. He is currently a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UT Austin. His research interests include optoelectronic devices and semiconductor physics. He is currently working on the development of THz quantum cascade lasers.
Nishant Nookala
Email: nish.nookala(AT)gmail.com
Office: MER 2.608B
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
Nish received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, and is currently working on his M.S. at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include plasmonics and metamaterials, and the development of semiconductor devices at large. He is currently working on the design, fabrication, and testing of metasurfaces with enhanced nonlinear optical properties in the infrared.

Yingnan Liu
Email: gudaoxifengsho(AT)gmail.com
Office: MER 2.608B
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
Yingnan Liu received her B.S. degree in Applied Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2012. She is currently a PhD student in Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at UT Austin. She is now working on the development of infrared metasurfaces.

Jiaming Xu
Email: xujiamingnil(AT)utexas.edu
Office: MER 2.608B
Lab : MER 2.802 & 2.804
Jiaming Xu received his Bachelor and Master degree in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in 2011 and 2014. He currently is working for his PhD with Prof. Belkin since 2016. His research interest is plasmonics, metamaterials and other ultra-fast photo-electronics devices. Recently he focuses on the Purcell effect and Second Harmonic Generation research.

Alumni
Name Group degree or position Current position
Yifan Jiang Ph.D., May. 2017 Postdoctoral fellow in our group
Feng Lu Ph.D., Dec. 2015 Research scientist at Infinera, San Jose, CA
Aiting Jiang Ph.D., Dec. 2015 Research scientist at Lumentum, San Jose, CA
Jongwon Lee Ph.D., Dec. 2014 Assistant Professor at UNIST, Republic of Korea
Karun Vijayraghavan Ph.D., Dec. 2014 President of ATX Photonics
Kari Bennett M.S., 2013 Science teacher at Hays CISD
Min Jang Ph.D., Dec. 2012 Samsung Electronics
Robert Adams M.S., 2011 Engineer at Baker Hughes
David Austin Postdoctoral fellow, 2011 Science teacher
 
 
Principal Investigator
Professor Mikhail Belkin
Office : MER 2.606A
UT Pickle Research Center
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 160
Mail Code R9950
Austin, TX 78758

Phone (512) 471-4424
FAX (512) 471-8575
 
Support Staff
Jean Toll
Office : MER 1.606A
Phone : (512) 471-4493
 
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