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Nanophotonics Device Group
University of Texas at Arlington
Professor Robert Magnusson

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Check this page often for updates on Professor Magnusson and the research group in the news.



Congratulations on your PhD!

Farewell luncheon for Alex Fannin 18 July 2017.



Ardavan Oskooi will be presenting a seminar over "Finite-Difference Time Domain (FDTD) using MEEP" as part of Dallas IEEE Photonics Society full-day symposium on Wednesday, November 16th
University of Texas at Arlington -- Fall 2016
Register via email to info@simpetuscloud.com by Monday, November 14th.
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Ron L. Cates Endowed Scholarship
University of Texas at Arlington -- Fall 2016
Undergraduate researcher Anh Do has been awarded the Ron L. Cates Endowed Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year in recognition of her academic achievement in Department of Electrical Engineering.




UTA professor awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop lasers, amplifiers for integrated silicon photonics technology
UTA News Center -- Spring 2016
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher will explore the possibility of using a novel optical resonance effect in nanostructured silicon films to generate light, which could lead to more efficient and compact integrated photonic-electric circuits.




Ardavan Oskooi will be giving a seminar about "Leveraging Advances in Computational Electrodynamics to Enable New Kinds of Nanophotonic Devices"
University of Texas at Arlington - Spring 2016
Wednesday, April 20th at 11:00 A.M. in Nedderman Hall Room 100
Leveraging_Advances_in_Computational_Electrodynamics_to_Enable_New_Kinds_of_Nanophotonic_Devices.pdf
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Magnusson receives landmark five patents in one year
MavWire -- Spring 2016
Professor Robert Magnusson, UTA's Tkpearl@uta.eduexas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics, has had five patents issued in less than a year.
 



New Undergraduate Researchers
University of Texas at Arlington -- Fall 2015
New undergraduate researcher assistants Anh Do, inside right, and Andrew Cruz, far right, posing with graduate research assistant Manoj Niraula, far left, and post-doctoral fellow Dr. Kyu Lee, inside left, in the nanolithography lab.



Prescriptions of Promise: Pioneering Platform
UTArlington Magazine --
 Fall 2014
Prof. Magnusson's research on optical biosensors earns recognition on The University of Texas at Arlington's magazine.



The Eureka! Engineers
UTA Inquiry: The Research Magazine for The University of Texas at Arlington -- Winter 2014
Author: Sherry Wodraska Neaves
Decades devoted to creating life-altering advancements in health care, transportation, and other critical fields have earned four professors induction into the National Academy of Inventors. 




UT Arlington nanophotonics professor to become IEEE Fellow
UTA News Center -- November 27, 2013
The prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has named The University of Texas at Arlington's Robert Magnusson as one of its 2014 fellows.ion in this article as "our technology will help revolutionize the medical device and drug discovery industries." 




UTA Nanotechnology Facility Making Big Waves With Microscopic Research
Arlington Voice -- May 11, 2013
Prof. Robert Magnusson's biosensor technology earns mention in this article as "our technology will help revolutionize the medical device and drug discovery industries." 




Prof. Robert Magnusson named National Academy of Inventors Charter Fellow
University of Texas at Arlington -- December 19, 2012
Election to NAI fellow status is awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. 


 
Tanzina Khaleuqe presenting her poster and receiving her Best Graduate Poster Award
Current Ph.D. student Tanzina Khaleque receives Best Graduate Poster Award at IEEE MetroCon 2012 Conference
IEEE MetroCon 2012 Conference, Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas -- October 11, 2012
Tanzina's poster entitled "Photocurrent Enhancement in Resonant Thin-Film Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells" discusses her original research work. Abstract: We present measured optical and electrical characteristics of guided-mode resonant hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells. Nanopatterns with a 300-nm period and a 50-nm grating depth are incorporated into a thin-film a-Si:H solar cell. Compared to a planar reference solar cell, ~40% integrated absorption enhancement is observed for the 450–750nm wavelength range. This leads to short-circuit current density improvement of ~50%.


    
Visiting Scholar Prof. Halldor Svavarsson presents lecture entitled "Thin-film silicon solar cells with nanostructured surface modulation"
University of Texas at Arlington -- June 22, 2010
In order for solar cells to become an alternative to other energy sources, such as fossil fuel and nuclear energy, the cost per energy has to decrease considerably.  In this presentation, the use of thin-film technology and fabrication of silicon nanowires with the aim of reducing Si consumption and cost of solar cells will be described.



Wenhua Wu, left, Robert Magnusson, center, and Pei Lim, right, at the UTA 2010 Engineering Awards Banquet
Two students in the Nanophotonics Device Group receive awards at 2010 Engineering Awards Banquet
University of Texas at Arlington -- February 19, 2010
The College of Engineering awards Pei Lim, an undergraduate student in the Electrical Engineering Department, the Ernst Heyer Memorial Outstanding Senior Award. The College of Engineering names Wenhua Wu, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering Department, the Dirty Dozen Puzzle Contest Winner.


A big race for tiny research at North Texas universities
Fort-Worth Star Telegram -- November 28, 2009
Author: Gene Trainor
The country's future prosperity could well be fuled by the science that prompts Robert Magnusson to spend millions of dollars setting up his laboratory at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Robert Magnusson: How a Tier One school can strengthen the Texas economy
The Dallas Morning News -- October 23, 2009
Proposition 4 on the Nov. 3 ballot would transfer about $500 million from an inactive state fund to a new National Research University Fund and provide incentives for seven emerging Texas research universities to ramp up research, innovation and private support for techonological advances.


TECH Fort Worth Client Receives $600,000 from Texas Emerging Technology Fund
TECH Fort Worth -- June 27, 2009
Business and Technology Press Releases of TECH Fort Worth
Resonant Sensors Incorporated (RSI), a client of TECH Fort Worth, has been awarded $600,000 by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF).



Illuminating Discovery

University of Texas at Arlington -- Spring 2009
Think of researcher Robert Magnusson as a painter. But instead of a brush, he uses light. And instead of a canvas, he uses thin film. Then he introduces elements onto that high-tech canvas and measures how the light changes them.


Spectrum of Discovery
University of Texas at Arlington -- Spring 2009
Success is no optical illusion for Robert Magnusson, whose nanoelectronics research could herald breakthroughs in drug analysis, medical devices and solar cells.


Focus on Faculty
University of Texas at Arlington -- January 28, 2009
Robert Magnusson, Ph.D., Texas Instruments Distinguisehed University Chair in Nanoelectronics, Department of Electrical Engineering


Nanotech star Robert Magnusson returns to UT-Arlington
Dallas Morning News -- October 15, 2008
Author: Robert Miller
Dr. Robert Magnusson, a star in the field of nanotechnology, has returned to the University of Texas at Arlington to occupy the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics.


Dr. Robert Magnusson named Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics
Texas Instruments -- September 26, 2008
Former professor, department chairman returns to lead nanotechnology research efforts at UT-Arlington.


Dr. Robert Magnusson Appointed Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics
Azonanotechnology -- September 25, 2008
Dr. Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for The University of Texas at Arlington. 



Dr. Robert Magnusson Named Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics
University of Texas at Arlington -- September 25, 2008
Texas Instruments and The University of Texas at Arlington announce the creation of the Endowed Chair in Nanoelectronics.  Dr. Robert Magnusson returns to UTA as the first Chair of Nanoelectronics.


New $5 million Chair in Nanoelectronics at University of Texas at Arlington
Nanowerk -- September 24, 2008
Dr. Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for The University of Texas at Arlington.


Tarrant County business selected for Japan Trade Show
TECH Fort Worth -- August 13, 2008
Resonant Sensors Incorporated (RSI), a TECH Fort Worth client, is one of two businesses in Texas and just 19 in the United States invited by Japan's External Trade Organization (JETRO) to present at the September international trade show in Japan focused on bio-analytical instrumentation.


Resonant Sensors gets national honor
Fort Worth Business Press -- August 13, 2007
Author: Robert Francis
Resonant Sensors Inc. was recognized Aug. 9 by the Commerce Department with a certificate for "Recognition of Excellence in Innovation."


TECH Fort Worth signs Resonant Sensors as client
TECH Fort Worth -- May 2, 2007
Business and Technology Press Releases of TECH Fort Worth
TECH Fort Worth has accepted Resonant Sensors ncorporated as a client and will provide business mentoring, consulting and assistance as Resonant Sensors attempts to obtain further funding and bring its technology to the market.

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