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Dagenais, Mario

Dagenais, Mario

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Kim Building 2128
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BACKGROUND

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.

HONORS AND AWARDS

    •    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.

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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. 

UMD Team Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Design and Build New Photonic Spectrometer

Interdisciplinary research team to design the world's first fully integrated photonic spectrograph.

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.

Trento Funds Collaborative International Projects

Partnership will support joint research in solar power, cell-based systems and ultra low-power systems.

ECE Grad Students Ryu and Stamm Awarded Wylie Fellowships

The fellowship includes a $10,000 stipend and tuition remission for one semester.

Ryu and Yoon Awarded Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowships

ECE Ph.D. students receive Summer Research Fellowships that support "mid-career" doctoral students.

Five ECE Ph.D. Students Named Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Fellowships recognize Ph.D. students' research excellence in the final stages of their dissertation work.

Seven ECE Students Named Future Faculty Fellows

Ph.D. students chosen to participate in Clark School program designed to prepare future professors.

Dagenais Named Fellow of IEEE

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

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Optical Society of America (OSA)