Guided-mode and
Leaky-mode Resonance

Nanophotonics Device Group
University of Texas at Arlington
Professor Robert Magnusson

Research Group
Meet the members of the Nanophotonics Device Group at the University of Texas at Arlington.  This diverse group includes Faculty, Visiting Scholars, and Undergraduate and Graduate Students.


Nanophotonics Device Group, University of Texas at Arlington, Fall 2016


Dr. Kyu Jin Lee
Post-Doctoral Fellow
kyulee@uta.edu (817) 272-2951
Kyu J. Lee received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Physics (optics) from Inha University, Incheon, Korea, in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut in 2010. From 1992 to 1997, he was a product and R&D engineer with the Pacific Controls Co. Ltd., Suwon, Korea, where he worked on the development of sensors for home appliances and automobiles. His current research interests include diffractive optics, waveguide optics, thin-film optics, nanolithography, softlithography, and chemical and bio-sensors. He currently works as a post-doctoral research associate with the Nanophotonics Device Group at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Yeong Hwan Ko
Post-Doctoral Fellow
yeonghwan.ko@uta.edu
Yeong Hwan Ko received his Bachelor (2007), Master (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Electrical Engineering from Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea. He received the Young Vacuum Scientist Award (the 43th prize, 2013) for his work on optoelectronic analysis for metal oxide nanostructures. For the past 1 year, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kyung Hee University Institute for Laser Engineering. He is currently developing 2D guided-mode resonance devices such as wideband reflectors, high-Q band pass filters and sensitive biosensors. His research interests include metal oxide nanostructures for photodetectors, photovoltaic cells, and leaky-mode resonance devices. He is currently working on collaborative research with the Nanophotonics Device Group at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Sun-Goo Lee
Post-Doctoral Fellow
wasuri@kaist.ac.kr

Sun-Goo Lee received his Bachelors of Science in Physics from Ajou University in 2002. He earned his Masters of Science and Ph.D. in Physics from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2004 and 2009, respectively. His current research interests include electromagnetically induced transparency based on guided-mode resonances, bandpass filters based on electromagnetically induced transparency, and optical devices utilizing photonic crystal structures.


Alex Fannin
Graduate Research Assistant
Doctoral Student
alexander.fannin@mavs.uta.edu
Alex Fannin completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and is now working toward his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering as a graduate research associate in the Nanophotonics Device Group. Alex also currently serves as a graduate teaching assistant for the Electrical Engineering Department.

Daniel Carney
Graduate Research Assistant
Doctoral Student
daniel.carney@mavs.uta.edu

Served for four years in the USAF as a satellite communications technician.  Received a B.S. in physics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2009, and then went to work for the US Navy for four years as an operations research analyst working with ship to air data-link systems.  Moved to Texas in 2013 and began attending classes at UT Arlington and am currently enrolled as a PhD student in electrical engineering.

 
Hafez Hemmati
Graduate Research Assistant
Doctoral Student
hafez.hemmati@mavs.uta.edu
Hafez Hemmati received his Bachelor's of Science from the Sharif University of Technology (SUT) in Tehran, Iran and his Master's of Science in Materials Engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Tehran, Iran. At IUST he worked on his project titled “Investigation of Photo catalytic and Corrosion Behavior of Nano-TiOthin films Coated on Aluminum and Anodized Aluminum substrates.” He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. His current research interests include nanophotonics, thin film optics, photocatalytic behavior, semiconductors, and electronic devices. 

 Ren-Jie Chen
Graduate Research Assistant
renjie.chen@mavs.uta.edu

Ren-Jie Chen received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National Central University (NCU) in Taoyuan, Taiwan and his Master of Electro-Optical Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. While he was in NCTU, he focused on the development of “Application of amorphous-silicon TFTs for low- power flat-panel display with memory-in-pixel circuit” which is low power drive circuit for pixels in liquid crystal display (LCD). He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. His current research interests include nanophotonics, thin film optics, laser, semiconductors, and electronic devices.

Joseph Buchanan-Vega
Graduate Research Assistant
joseph.buchananvega@mavs.uta.edu

Joseph Buchanan-Vega earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Grambling State University in 2008. He then attended Louisiana Tech University and received a Master of Science in Physics (2010), and a Master of Science in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology (2011). While at Louisiana Tech University, his research was focused on material science: developing hard and fracture tough ceramics with the use of nanoparticles for applications like bullet proof vestsJoseph went on to teach physics in the Dallas area at a collegiate academy and in a traditional high school setting from 2010 to 2015. He then applied to and was accepted into the Electrical Engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Arlington.  He received the Louis Stokes Bridge to Doctoral Fellowship and was an active fellow in the program from 2015 to 2017. Joseph is a proud member of IEEE, NSBE, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.



Robert Wood
Undergraduate Research Assistant
robert.wood@uta.edu

Robert joined the U.S. Army Texas National Guard in 2009 as a Signal Support Systems Specialist and did one tour in 2012. He went to Tarrant County College and then transfered to UTA in pursuit of his Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering Degree. His persistence and positive attitude guided him to the Nanophotonics Device group where he currently writes programs to automate some of the testing procedures. 

 

 Past Group Members

     

  Manoj Niraula
Graduated Ph. D. May 2016



Guoliang Chen
Graduated Ph.D. December 2015
 

Dr. Jae Woong Yoon
Assistant Research Professor
 
 
Kristin Pearl Bergfield
Administrative Services Officer


Dr. Mohammad Shyiq Amin
Graduated Ph.D. May 2014


Dr. Tanzina Khaleque
Graduated Ph.D. May 2014

  Dr. Mohammad Jalal Uddin
Graduated Ph.D. Dec 2013



Jerry Giese
Graduate Research Associate


Xin Wang
Graduated M.S.E.E. May 2010


Wenhua Wu
Graduated M.S.E.E. May 2011


Yanyan Hu
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Pei Yee Lim
Undergraduate Research
Assistant

 
Jacob Longwell
Undergraduate Research Assistant


 
Deo Gracias Matukanga
Undergraduate Research Assistant
 
 


Stephen Sholden
Undergraduate Research Assistant



Huan Mick Nguyen
Lab Manager



Daryl Ussery
Lab Manager


 
Muhammad Haisam Javed
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 
Doctoral Student



Ibironke Laura Ajayi
Undergraduate Research Assistant
 

James Curzan
Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

Visiting Scholars

     



                      
                                              

           

           


Myoungjin Jung
Visiting Master's Student,
Department of Physics, Hanyang University, South Korea


   Dr. Daesuk Dashi Kim
Visiting Professor, Division of Mechanical System Engineering,
Chonbuk National University,
South Korea

 
Dr. Sangin Kim
Visiting Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University,
South Korea


Woo-Je Park
Visiting Doctoral Student,
Department of Physics,
Hanyang University,
South Korea


Dr. Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi
Visiting Professor, Department
of Electrical Engineering,
Ferdowsi University of
Mashhad, Iran

 
Dr. Seok Ho Song
Visiting Professor,
Department of Physics,
Hanyang University,
South Korea




                      






Victor Hahn Young Song
Visiting Student,
Korean University of Science and Technology,
South Korea

 
Dr. Halldor Svavarsson
Visiting Assistant Professor,
School of Science and Engineering,
Reykjavik University,
Iceland

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