Blumenthal, Dan

Daniel Blumenthal

Distinguished Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Daniel Blumenthal is a Distinguished Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at UCSB, Director of the Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) and heads the Optical Communications and Photonics Integration (OCPI). His research is in silicon nitride photonics and optical packet switching.

John Bowers

John E. Bowers

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, and a member of the Technology Management Program (TMP). In July 2009, he was appointed to the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology. Professor Bowers' research interests are in energy efficiency and in the development of novel optoelectronic devices for the next generation of optical networks.


Srabanti Chowdhury

Department of Electrical Engineering (EE), Stanford University
Srabanti Chowdhury is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) and a Senior Fellow of Precourt Institute at Stanford. She leads the Widebandgap Lab at Stanford where her research focuses on the wideband gap (WBG) and ultra-wide bandgap (UWBG) materials and device engineering for energy-efficient and compact system architecture for electronics including power RF and computation applications.

Christopher, Phillip

Phillip Christopher

Chemical Engineering Vice Chair and Professor
Phillip Christopher, Chemical Engineering Vice Chair and Professor; Rinker Founder's Chair and Mellichamp Cluster Chair in Sustainable Manufacturing, focuses his research on heterogeneous catalysis, photochemistry, Energy Efficiency & Sustainability.

Coldren, Larry

Larry Coldren

Professor Emeritus, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials
Professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering Departments. His research focuses on components and fabrication techniques for III-V optoelectronic integrated circuits, including vertical-cavity lasers and widely tunable lasers.

DenBaars, Steven

Steven P. DenBaars

Co-Director, Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center
Co-Director, Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center; Professor of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mitsubishi Chemical Chair in Solid State Lighting and Displays

Gordon, Michael

Michael Gordon

Professor & Chair, Chemical Engineering
Dr. Gordon focuses research on synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials as well as the development of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) methods for optical, electrical, and mechanical interrogation of nanoscale systems found in different venues such as material science, microelectronics, catalysis, and biology. His current interests include: III-nitride nanostructures, micro/nano-LEDs.

Krishnamoorthy, Sriram

Sriram Krishnamoorthy

Associate Professor, Materials

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Mehrabian Career Development Chair Associate Professor of Materials Department, focuses his research on epitaxial growth of ultra-wide bandgap Gallium Oxide materials and power semiconductor devices.

Kroemer, Herbert

Herbert Kroemer (in our memory)

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Department. Professor Kroemer received numerous national and international honors and awards for his work, most notably the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics "for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics," and the 2002 IEEE Medal of Honor.

Mishra, Umesh

Umesh K. Mishra

Richard A. Auhll Professor & Dean, College of Engineering
UMESH MISHRA, Richard A. Auhll Dean of the College of Engineering and Donald W. Whittier Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A recognized leader in the area of high-speed field effect transistors. A leader in Gallium Nitride Electronics, his current research areas attempt to develop an understanding of novel materials and extend them into applications.

Nakamura, Shuji (photo credit: Matt Perko)

Shuji Nakamura

Co-Director of the Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center
Co-Director of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center; Professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering; The Cree Chair in Solid State Lighting & Displays; 2015 Draper Prize Laureate; 2014 Nobel Laureate; NAE, NAI, NIHF, Royal Academy

Seshadri, Ram

Ram Seshadri

Distinguished Professor, Materials and Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Professor of Materials/Chemistry & Biochemistry and Co-Director of the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL).

Speck, James
Professor of the Materials Department and the first recipient of The Seoul Optodevice Chair in Solid State Lighting, focuses his research on the relationship between thin-film electronic materials growth (MOCVD and MBE), microstructure, and the relation between microstructure and physical properties.

Van de Walle, Chris
Computational materials; novel electronic materials (nitrides, oxides); physics and chemistry of hydrogen interactions with materials.

Weisbuch, Claude

Claude Weisbuch

Distinguished Professor, Materials, UC Santa Barbara

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Distinguished professor in the Materials Department. His research contributions to SSLEEC are in the area of blue laser diodes and micro cavity LEDs. Additionally he has made significant contributions to Auger theory, photonic crystals, and experimental verification of LED droop.