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Dagenais, Mario

Dagenais, Mario

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Kim Building 2128



Professor Dagenais received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1978 working in Quantum Optics and photon correlations under the direction of Professor Mandel. Together with Jeff Kimble, he made the first observation of photon antibunching. He was a Research Fellow at Harvard University from 1978 to 1980, where he worked in nonlinear optics with Professor Bloembergen, a Nobel laureate. From 1980 to 1987, he worked at GTE Laboratories on photonic switching and semiconductor lasers. He joined the University of Maryland in 1987 where he has been Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1991. He has more than 400 archival and conference publications. He has co-chaired several national and international meetings. From 1994 to 2000, he was co-director of the NSF sponsored industry-university cooperative research center on optoelectronic devices, interconnect and packaging. He is an Affiliate Professor in the Bioengineering department and member of the Chemical Physics faculty. He was also previous associate editor for Optics Letters and Applied Optics. Professor Dagenais was VP membership for the Americas for the IEEE Photonics Society. He was also a topical editor for the IEEE Photonics Journal. Professor Dagenais is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the Electromagnetic Society and a Fellow of IEEE.



    •    Optical Society of America Fellow

    .    Fellow of the Electromagnetic Society

    •    IEEE Fellow (2009)



Professor Dagenais' research interests are in Si3N4/SiO2 and SOI integrated nanophotonic devices on Si, complex waveguide Bragg gratings, quantum information and integration, GaN light sources and astrophotonics. He also has interest in high power semiconductor laser sources, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), superluminescent LEDs, detectors, modulators, and in the integration of these components.

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Other professional society fellows

Optical Society of America (OSA)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)