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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. 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 300 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 is VP membership for the Americas for the IEEE Photonics Society. He is a topical editor for the IEEE Photonics Journal. Professor Dagenais is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow of IEEE.


    •    Optical Society of America Fellow
    •    IEEE Fellow (2009)

Professor Dagenais' research interests are in Si3N4/SiO2 integrated nanophotonic devices on Si, complex waveguide Bragg gratings and genetic algorithm, quantum information and integration, GaN light sources, and quantum dot GaAs/AlGaAs, CIGS and perovskite photovoltaics. 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.

"Integrated Optoelectronics," edited by M. Dagenais, R. F. Leheny and J. Crow; Academic Press, Boston, 1995, 686 pp.

Team of Researchers from UMD, Duke, and Stanford Awarded $2 Million Dollar EFRI Grant to Study Quantum Communication Networks

In this project, the researchers will engineer silicon-chip traps and integrated photonic circuits to provide the core hardware for a scalable and efficient quantum communication network. 

ECE Names 2014-2015 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2014-15.

Dagenais to Co-Chair POEM 2013

Professor Mario Dagenais (ECE) will Co-Chair the 6th Annual International Photonics and Optoelectronics Meeting taking place from May 24-27, 2013.

Dagenais Named Fellow of IEEE

ECE professor recognized for contributions to photon correlation, semiconductor devices, and integration technologies.

Dagenais Gives Plenary Talk on Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

Professor gives invited talk at Photonics North 2008, the premier optical conference in Canada.

Dagenais Gives Invited Lectures in Mexico

ECE professor speaks on the subject of semiconductor optical amplifiers.

Dagenais Gives Invited Talk at SPIE Photonics Event

ECE professor speaks about optical header recognition at meeting in San Jose, Ca.

Dagenais Named Fellow of the Optical Society of America

ECE professor recognized for pioneering contributions in quantum optics and semiconductor devices.

Alumnus Saini Joins Faculty at University of Waterloo in Canada

Simarjeet Saini, a 2001 Ph.D. graduate, will join ECE faculty as associate professor.

Dagenais Gives Lecture at Nanotechnology Conference

ECE professor speaks at international symposium in South Korea.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Optical Society of America (OSA)