TBSI Seminar (May 2018)

Seminar Series

May 17, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Sutardja Dai Hall Rm 250

Fast and Efficient Optoelectronics for Science, Medical, and Consumer Applications


What is the common challenge between reading a million neurons in the brain, searching for life in distant exoplanets, and turning your smartphone camera into a 3D depth camera? It turns out that receiving and sending information with very low energy is the key to achieving these and many more breakthroughs.
In this talk, I will present our efforts in making novel low-dimensional photonics and optoelectronics to achieve extremely low energy per bit of information. I will also share some of our recent breakthroughs, including an infrared camera with extreme sensitivity and speed for exoplanet imaging, strong and lossless photon coupling to quantum dots using Photonic Jets, and record performance by our infrared 3D depth camera based on quantum wells for robotics and consumer applications.

Speaker: Hooman Mohseni, Professor

Hooman Mohseni is the AT&T professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Northwestern University, IL, USA. He is the recipient of several research and teaching award including W.M. Keck Foundation Award, NSF CAREER Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, and Northwestern Faculty Honor Roll. Mohseni serves at several editorial boards including IEEE Photonics, IEEE Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, and Frontiers in Material. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in major journals including Nature, Nano Letters, and ACS Nano. He holds 14 issued US and International patents. He is a Fellow of SPIE and OSA.