Current PhD Students

Past PhD Students

  • Sydney Provence, PhD 2016. Thesis: Next Generation Mid-Wave Infrared Cascaded Light Emitting Diodes: Growth of Broadband, Multispectral, and Single Color Devices on GaAs and Integrated Circuits. MBE grower, Lasertel, Tucson, AZ
  • Asli Yildirim, PhD 2014. Thesis: Phase Separation and Defect Formation in Stable, Metastable, and Unstable GaInAsSb Alloys for Infrared Applications. Fabrication engineer, Compound Photonics, Phoenix AZ
  • Lee Murray, PhD 2012. Thesis: “Investigations into Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of InAs/GaSb Superlattices.” Postdoctoral position with Dr. Chris Richardson at Laboratory of Science/ECE Dept, University of Marlyland in College Park, MD
  • Murat Yildirim, PhD 2010.  Thesis:  “Slowing and Switching of Light in Semiconductor Quantum Wells.”  Joined Prof. Kimberley Hall's group at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada as a postdoctoral scholar.
  • Wesley Johnston, PhD 2010.  Thesis:  “Nonlinear Optics in Bragg-Spaced Quantum Wells.”  Joined Digital Artefacts, Oakdale Campus, University of Iowa as technical staff.
  • Edwin Koerperick, PhD 2009.  Thesis:  “High Power Mid-Wave and Long-Wave Infrared Superlattice Light Emitting Diodes:  Device Growth and Applications.”  Joined ASL Analytical on UI Oakdale Campus as research staff

Past Posdoctoral Students

  • Shahram Seyedmohamadi (2005-2008): Ferro, Inc. Electrical and Materials Systems, Research and Development 
  • Chuanshu Cao (2004-2005): Joined the Technical Staff, Lasertel Corp., Tucson, AZ 
  • Madhu Reddy (2003-2004): Joined the Technical Staff, Raytheon Corp., Goleta, CA 

Past Master's Students

  • Andrew Hudson, MS 2014. Thesis: A Comparison of 2-2.5 um Single Stage and Cascaded Light Emitting Diodes. Technical Staff, Aerospace Engineering, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ben Wootten, MS 2013. Thesis: “Superluminescent diodes at 2.4 microns from GaInAsSb/AlGaAsSb quantum well heterostructures for optical glucose sensing.”
  • Jeff Yager MS 2007:  Thesis, “Quaternary cascaded LED and photodiode detector for glucose monitoring.” Completed masters, continued in a PhD program in Biomedical Engineering

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Nicholas Rolston 2014 Honor's Thesis: “Fabrication and Characterization of Low Dimensional Nanostructures.” Research Awards: Goldwater Scholarship, Graduate NSF Fellow. Enrolled in graduate school in Applied Physics, Stanford University.
  • Maxwell Lassise 2014 Honor's Thesis: “Measuring Carrier Lifetimes in Semiconductor Nanowires.” Enrolled in graduate school, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Arizona State University with a four year fellowship.
  • Robert Null, 2009  Honor's Thesis, “Simulating diffractive losses in external laser cavities using the Fox-Li method.”  Enrolled in medical school at the University of Iowa.
  • Adam Heiniger, 2007. Honor's Thesis “Interface and control of a spatial light modulator for optical pulse shaping.”  Honors thesis, “Simulation of pulse propagation through resonant media.”  Enrolled in graduate school in the Institute for Optics, University of Rochester.  Research Awards: Goldwater Scholarship
  • Adam Wiederholt, 2006. Project, “Interface and control of a camera for monitoring epitaxial growth.” Enrolled in law school (patent law) at The University of Iowa. Research awards: Collegiate Scholar.
  • Tony Link, 2004.   Honor's Thesis, “Ultrafast pulse shaping.”  Enrolled in graduate school in physics, Ohio State University.