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Inatome, Toru

Toru Inatome

Visiting Researcher

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Engineering II, Room 3510


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Iza, Mike

Michael Iza

Principal Development Engineer

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Engineering II, Room 3525

Principal Development Engineer responsible for SSLEEC's MOCVD lab. Recent projects focus on development of novel nitride based devices and materials for applications in solid state lighting. Responsibilities include supervision of MOCVD equipment and facilities as well as all safety and training requirements.

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Juan, Arturo

Arturo Juan (He/Him/His)

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Keller, Stacia
An SSLEEC Affiliate has several decades of experience inventing and developing crystal growth and characterization of group-III nitrides, as well as nitride based electronic and opto-electronic devices.

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Krishnamoorthy, Sriram

Sriram Krishnamoorthy

Associate Professor, Materials

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Engineering II, Room 3518

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.

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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.

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Li, Panpan(RR22)

Panpan Li, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Engineering II, Room 3502

Dr. Panpan Li is a postdoctoral researcher in the materials Department at UCSB. She works on DFB Lasers, Micro-LEDs, LEDs and UV laser diodes. Her activity involves the MOCVD growth, chip fabrication, and testing of DFB GaN Laser Diodes and MicroLEDs.

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Li, Xianqing Collin

Xianqing "Collin" Li

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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McGowan, Brenda

Brenda McGowan (she/her/hers)

Business Officer, SSLEEC

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Engineering II 3522

Oversees and manages all center operations and finance. Provides direction and support to faculty, researchers, and staff regarding space, budget, equipment, lab renovation, student affairs, facilities management, and special projects.

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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.

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Fukiko Miyazaki

Financial Coordinator, SSLEEC

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Engineering II, Room 3507

Provides financial and administrative support for the SSLEEC/Materials faculty, researchers, and staff. Key contact for Gateway Purchasing and Concur Travel and Entertainment.

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Moe, Craig

Craig Moe, PhD

Visiting Researcher

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Muthuraj, Vineeta2

Vineeta Muthuraj

Graduate Student Researcher

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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

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Nayak, Sally

Sally Nayak

Undergraduate Researcher, ECE

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Nitta, Kent

Kent Nitta

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Owens, Tara

Tara Owens

Financial Manager, Materials

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Engineering II, Room 3512

Oversees and manages the financial operations of the Materials Engineering department. Provides guidance and oversight for SSLEEC management.

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Pattison, Morgan
Morgan Pattison has a PhD in Materials Science from UCSB with thesis research on GaN based micro-cavity LEDs advised by Professor Shuji Nakamura. Upon graduation in 2006 Morgan went to work for the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory based in Morgantown, WV, managing R&D for the DOE SSL R&D Program. After 2 years with the DOE, Morgan started an LED and lighting focused technology consulting business, SSLS. He has continued to… Read More

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Pollans, Sarah

Sarah Pollans

Undergraduate Intern, ECE
MicroLED and laser team

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Quevedo, Alejandro(COE-Lilli)

Alejandro Quevedo

Graduate Student Researcher, ECE & Physics

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Engineering II, Room 2515