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Murphy, Thomas E.

Murphy, Thomas E.

Professor
Keystone Professor
Director, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
1201J Energy Research Facility
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BACKGROUND

Thomas E. Murphy studied physics and electrical engineering at Rice University, graduating with joint B.A./B.S.E.E. degrees in 1994. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in in Electrical Engineering in 2000 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a staff member in the Optical Communications Technology Group.  In 2002, he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He currently serves as the director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics.  His research interests include nonlinear and ultrafast optics, optical and optoelectronic materials, terahertz photonics, electrooptics and microwave photonics.  He is a senior member of the IEEE and a fellow of the Optical Society of America. 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • Optical Society of America Fellow (2016)
  • Clark School of Engineering Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award (2010)
  • Clark School of Engineering E. Robert Kent Junior Faculty Teaching Award (2008)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (2007)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2006)
  • George Corcoran Award, ECE Department, University of Maryland (2005)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2004)

 

 

 

His research interests include optical communications, short-pulse phenomena, numerical simulation, optical pulse propagation, nanotechnology and integrated photonics.

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Position will remain open until filled, but applications should be submitted by February 19, 2018, for best consideration.

Thomas E. Murphy Reappointed as Director of IREAP

Thomas E. Murphy Reappointed as Director of IREAP

Alumnus Ahmadi Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Ahmadi is one of only 126 individuals in the US to win an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

UMD Invention of the Year Nominees Push Boundaries in Health, Energy, and Security

Campus inventors to be honored at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships

Rafael Setra Named One of Three 2014 UMD Goldwater Scholars

Electrical Engineering and Math major was one of three University of Maryland students selected

Three Clark School Faculty Promoted to Full Professor

Desai, Murphy, and Shapiro promoted to full professors.

Murphy Named IREAP Director

Optics specialist to lead Institute for Research in Engineering and Applied Physics.

Murphy to Lead Physics Research Institute

Daniel Lathrop steps down to take associate dean position with College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Murphy Selected to Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

ECE professor chosen as one of a select group of engineers to discuss key global technology challenges.

Optical Society of America (OSA)