Former Students

James W. Adkisson

Where they are now: IBM Burlington, VT
Ph.D thesis: Monolithic Integration of Gallium Arsenide on Silicon and Silicon Devices for Optoelectronic Applications, June 1991

Naga Phani Aetukuri

Where they are now: IBM Almaden
Email: nagaphani.mail (@) gmail.com

Rafael Aldaz

Where they are now: SORAA
Ph.D thesis: Towards Monolithic Integration of Mode-Locked Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser, June 2007
Email: rafael.aldaz (@) gmail.com

Kenneth Louis Bacher

Ph.D thesis: Improvements Toward High-Efficiency Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers, June 1995

Hopil Bae

Where they are now: Apple, Inc.
Ph.D thesis: Growth of 1.5-1.55um GaInNAsSb Lasers by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, March 2009
Email: hopilbae (@) gmail.com
Website: http://www.stanford.edu/~hpbae

Professor Seth Bank

Where they are now: The University of Texas as Austin
Ph.D thesis: High-Performance 1.55 um GaInNAsSb Lasers Grown on GaAs, March 2006

Professor Timothy B. Boykin

Where they are now: University of Alabama - Huntsville
Ph.D thesis: A Tight-Binding Approach to Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation, June 1992

Justin Brockman

Where they are now: Intel Hillsboro, OR
Ph.D thesis: ELECTRIC FIELD-INDUCED CONDUCTIVITY SWITCHING IN VANADIUM SESQUIOXIDE NANOSTRUCTURES, June 2012
Email: jsbrockman (@) gmail.com

Robert Chen

Ph.D candidate in Electrical Engineering
Where they are now: Apple, Inc.
Email: robertatx (@) gmail.com
Website: http://snow.stanford.edu/~robert.chen/

Peng Cheng

Where they are now: Brilliance Capital
Ph.D thesis: Novel Tunneling Barrier Designs for Resonant Tunneling Diodes, January 1991
Email: pcheng7858 (@) gmail.com

Donghun Choi

Where they are now: Intel Hillsboro, OR
Ph.D thesis: III-V Compound Semiconductor Growth on Si Via Ge Buffer and Surface Passivation for CMOS Technology, December 2008
Email: donghun.choi (@) gmail.com
Website: http://snowboard.stanford.edu/~dhchoi

Herman Chung-Kang Chui

Where they are now: Spectra Physics
Ph.D thesis: Mid-Infrared Light Generation by Nonlinear Optical Frequency Conversion in Intersubband InGaAs / AlGaAs Quantum Wells, August 1994

Chris Coldren

Where they are now: JDS Uniphase
Ph.D thesis: Group III-Arsenide-Nitride Based Long Wavelength Laser Diodes, September 2005

Damian Costa

Where they are now: Peregrine Semiconductor
Ph.D thesis: Microwave and Low-Frequency Noise Characterization of Npn AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors, December 1991
Email: damianc3 (@) pacbell.net

Changhong Dai

Where they are now: Intel Santa Clara
Ph.D thesis: Design and Fabrication of AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors with Sub-Micron Passivation Ledges, February 1996

Guoying Ding

Where they are now: Stanford
Ph.D thesis: Design, Fabrication and High Speed Modulation of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, December 1996

Professor Cem Duruoz

Where they are now: Wesleyan College
Ph.D thesis: Low Temperature Transport in Quantum Dot Arrays, April 1996
Email: cem (@) dusoz.com

Christopher Ebert

Ph.D thesis: Quasi-Phasematched Waveguides for Infrared Nonlinear Optics Using GaAs/Ge/GaAs Heteroepitaxy, November 1998
Email: ebertcb (@) yahoo.com

Luiz Franca-Neto

Where they are now: Hitachi GST
Ph.D thesis: Noise in High Electric Field Transport and Low Noise Field Effect Transistor Design: The Ergodic Method, May 1999
Email: franca (@) ieee.org

Winston Su-Kee Fu

Ph.D thesis: Femtosecond and Quasi-Steady-State Optical Nonlinear Physics of GaAs/AlAs Type II Quantum Wells, August 1992
Email: winstonfu88 (@) gmail.com

Junxian Fu

Where they are now: Apple
Ph.D thesis: Coherent Near Infrared Photodetection With Indium Gallium Arsenide Based Optoelectronic Devices, September 2005
Email: junxian.fu (@) gmail.com

Vincent Gambin

Where they are now: Northrop Grumman (Redondo beach)
Ph.D thesis: Long Wavelength Luminescence from GaInNAsSb on GaAs, November 2002

Li Gao

Ph.D thesis: Spin Polarized Current Phenomena in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions, September 2009
Email: lg.ligao (@) gmail.com

Professor Lynford Goddard

Where they are now: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D thesis: Characterization And Modeling of the Intrinsic Properties of 1.5um GaInNAsSb-GaAs Lasers, March 2005

Anjia Gu

Education: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D in Applied Physics, Stanford University
Where they are now: Danhua Capital
Ph.D thesis: TOWARDS HIGH EFFICIENCY AND LOW COST NANO-STRUCTURED III-V SOLAR CELLS
Email: anjiagu (@) gmail.com

Tihomir Gugov

Where they are now: Constellium Innovation Cell
Ph.D thesis: Transmission Electron Microscopy Characterization of Long Wavelength Dilute Nitrides, March 2005
Email: tim.gugov (@) gmail.com

Wonill Ha

Where they are now: HRL Laboratories (Malibu)
Ph.D thesis: Long Wavelength GaInNAs and GaInNAsSb Lasers on GaAs, December 2002

Alex Harwit

Ph.D thesis: Effects of Electric Fields on quantum Well Intersubband Transitions, October 1987
Email: shiharwit (@) gmail.com

Masamitsu Hayashi

Ph.D thesis: Current Driven Dynamics of Magnetic Domain Walls In Permalloy Nanowires, December 2006

Eric Hellman

Where they are now: Openly Informatics
Ph.D thesis: Hot Electron Resistance and Magnetoresistance in High Purity Gallium Arsenide, May 1987
Email: eric (@) hellman.net

Darrell Hill

Where they are now: Freescale semiconductor
Ph.D thesis: P-N-P Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors in AlGaAs/InGaAs/GaAs, May 1990

Paul De La Houssaye

Where they are now: US Navy IPAWS San Diego
Ph.D thesis: Characterization of Modulation-Doped Field-Effect Transistors with Gate Angstroms, September 1988
Email: pauldelahoussaye (@) ieee.org

Tzu-Fang Huang

Where they are now: Applied Materials
Ph.D thesis: Growth of III-V Nitrides and Buffer Layer Investigation by Pulsed Laser Deposition, July 1999

Prof. Cheng-Yu Hung

Where they are now: Chung Yuan Christian University
Ph.D thesis: Patterned Self-Assembly by Controlled Precipitation of Arsenic in Nonstoichiometric Gallium Arsenide, October 1998
Email: jerrycychung (@) gmail.com

David Jackrel

Ph.D thesis: InGaAs and GaInNAs(Sb) 1064 nm Photodetectors and Solar Cells on GaAs Substrates, December 2005
Email: djackrel (@) gmail.com

Altamash Janjua

Where they are now: Pakistan
Ph.D thesis: TOWARDS MONOLITHIC SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTONIC CRYSTAL PASSIVELY MODE LOCKED LASER FOR TWO-PHOTON MICROSCOPY, March 2012
Email: janjuas (@) gmail.com

Xin Jiang

Where they are now: Western Digital
Ph.D thesis: Tunnel Based Spin Injection Devices for Semiconductor Spintronics, February 2004

Alireza Khalili

Where they are now: Qualcomm
Ph.D thesis: Hybrid Semiconductor Fiber Lasers for Telecommunications, August 2006
Email: arkhalili (@) gmail.com

Professor Jae Hoon Kim

Where they are now: Yonsei University, Department of Physics, Seoul, Korea
Ph.D thesis: Plasmons and Optical Anisotropy of High Temperature Surperconductors, November 1992

Professor Sam-Dong Kim

Where they are now: Dong Guk University, Seoul, Korea
Ph.D thesis: Studies of the Structural Defects in Gallium Arsenide on Silicon Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, June 1993

Stephanie Koch

Ph.D thesis: Studies of the Nucleation and Growth of Gallium Arsenide Silicon by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, August 1988
Email: stephanieLouris (@) gmail.com

Serguei Komarov

Where they are now: Timbre Technologies
Ph.D thesis: Potential of Strain Induced Semiconductor Quantum Eots for Device Applications , December 2002
Email: serguei.komarov (@) us.tel.com

Yu-Hsuan Kuo

Where they are now: TSMC Taiwan
Ph.D thesis: Germanium-Silicon Electroabsorption Modulators, June 2006

Professor Eric Larkins

Where they are now: Nottingham University, UK
Ph.D thesis: Light-Emitting Heterostructure Thyristors, March 1991

Mike Larson

Where they are now: JDS Uniphase
Ph.D thesis: Microelectromechanical Wavelength-Tunable Vertical-Cavity Light-Emitters and Lasers, May 1996
Email: Michael.c.larson (@) gmail.com

Professor Kevin Lear

Where they are now: Colorado State University
Ph.D thesis: Applications of Resonant Tunnel Diodes and Effects of a Novel Cathode, January 1990

Meredith M. Lee

Where they are now: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Dept Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.
Ph.D thesis: TUNABLE PHOTONIC CRYSTAL BIOSENSORS FOR PORTABLE LABEL-FREE DIAGNOSTICS, June 2012
Email: mmlee (@) snow.stanford.edu
Website: http://snow.stanford.edu/~mmlee/

Thomas T. Lee

Where they are now: Enphase Energy
Ph.D thesis: Development of Integrated Semiconductor Optical Sensors for Functional Brain Imaging, August 2008
Email: tlee650 (@) gmail.com
Website: http://snow.stanford.edu/~leet

Won-Seong Lee

Ph.D thesis: Thin Barrier Type AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Structure with Reduced Surface Effects, May 1990

Professor Heon Lee

Where they are now: Korea University
Ph.D thesis: Growth, Characterization and Processing of Gallium Nitride Films for High Temperature Electronics and Optoelectronics in Blue to UV, December 1996

Larkhoon Leem

Where they are now: Intel, Santa Clara
Ph.D thesis: Magnetic Coupled Spin-Torque Device: Spin-Based Non-Volatile Logic Device and Applications, August 2010
Email: letswin16 (@) gmail.com

Mingyang Li

Where they are now: Goldman Sachs

Shuang Li

Where they are now: Quantumscape
Email: shuang.li (@) outlook.com

Dong Liang

Where they are now: JDSU
Email: liangd2003 (@) gmail.com

Paul Lim

Where they are now: Omnivision
Ph.D thesis: LOW FREQUENCY NOISE AS A CHARACTERIZATION AND RELIABILITY TOOL FOR THE EVALUATION OF ADVANCED MOSFETS, September 2009
Email: lim (@) snow.stanford.edu

Xiao Hann Lim

Where they are now: A*STAR Singapore
Email: xiaohann (@) gmail.com

Hai Lin

Ph.D thesis: GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GESN AND SIGESN ALLOYS FOR OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS, May 2012
Email: hailin (@) stanford.edu

Angie C. Lin

Where they are now: Acorn
Ph.D thesis: ALL-EPITAXIAL ORIENTATION-PATTERNED III-V SEMICONDUCTORS FOR NONLINEAR OPTICS, June 2012
Email: angiel@alumni.stanford.edu
Website: http://snow.stanford.edu/~angiel

Professor Chien-Chung Lin

Where they are now: National Chiao Tung University - Taiwan
Ph.D thesis: Surface Micromachined Tunable Optoelectronic Devices, June 2002
Email: cc1lin (@) yahoo.com

William Liu

Where they are now: Maxim Integrated Products
Ph.D thesis: Microwave and D.C. Studies of Npn and Pnp AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors, February 1991

Daxin Liu

Where they are now: Fragrant Hill Design
Ph.D thesis: Fabry-Perot Modulator and Vertically Integrated Coupled Cavity Light Emitting Diode, December 1997

Hong Liu

Where they are now: Google
Ph.D thesis: High Speed, Low Driving Voltage Vertical Cavity MQW Modulators for Optical Interconnect and Communication, April 2001
Email: hongliu4823 (@) yahoo.com

Xian Liu

Where they are now: Microchip
Ph.D thesis: Arsenic-Doping of Silicon by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, May 2003
Email: xianliu (@) stanfordalumni.org

Robert Lodenkamper

Where they are now: LUMEN Intellectual Property
Ph.D thesis: Surface Emitting Second harmonic Generation: Vertical Resonance and Theory of Efficiency, November 1995

Professor Susan Marie Lord

Where they are now: University of San Diego
Ph.D thesis: Growth of High In Content InGaAs On GaAs Substrates for Optical Applications, June 1993

Vincenzo Lordi

Where they are now: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ph.D thesis: Band-Edge Optical Properties of GaInNAs(Sb) and the Relation to Atomic Structure, December 2004
Email: vLordi (@) stanfordalumni.org

Tony Ma

Ph.D thesis: DC Study of AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors Grown on Silicon, October 1990
Email: tonykmma (@) gmail.com

Kai Ma

Where they are now: Applied Materials
Ph.D thesis: FAST PHOTOCONDUCTIVE MATERIALS FOR WIDEBAND A/D CONVERSION AND MONOLITHIC INTEGRATION WITH CMOS, December 2009
Email: kaima88 (@) gmail.com

Erji Mao

Where they are now: Google
Ph.D thesis: Semiconductor in-Line Fiber Devices for Optical Communications Systems, June 2000
Email: erji_mao (@) yahoo.com

Wayne Martin

Where they are now: Aerospace Corporation
Ph.D thesis: Micromachined Tunable VCSELs for Wavelength Division Multiplexing Systems, June 2001
Email: wayneamartin (@) gmail.com

Alan Massengale

Where they are now: Jones Day
Ph.D thesis: Collector-Up AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors Using Oxidized AlAs for Current Confinement, August 1998
Email: alanmassengale (@) yahoo.com

Renan Milo

Where they are now: Applied Materials - Israel
Ph.D thesis: Efficiency of Surface-Pumped Backward Optical Parametric Oscillators and Amplifiers in GaAs/AlGaAs, February 2000

Thomas D. O'Sullivan

Where they are now: Postdoctoral Scholar, Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine
Ph.D thesis: IMPLANTABLE FLUORESCENCE SENSOR FOR CONTINUOUS MOLECULAR MONITORING IN LIVE ANIMALS, October 2010
Email: osullivan.tom (@) gmail.com
Website: http://snow.stanford.edu/~tdo/

Barbara Paldus

Where they are now: Finesse
Ph.D thesis: From Pulsed to Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy, May 1998

Jun Pan

Where they are now: Goldman Sachs
Ph.D thesis: Coherent Interaction in On-Chip Photonic-Crystal Cavities, May 2010
Email: juntonypan (@) gmail.com

Yi Ching Pao

Where they are now: OEpic
Ph.D thesis: High Electron Mobility Transistors Built on MBE Grown InAlAs/InGaAs/Inp Heterostructures, December 1990
Email: yichingpao (@) gmail.com

Prof. Byung-Gook Park

Where they are now: Seol National University
Email: bgpark (@) snu.ac.kr

Bardia Pezeshki

Where they are now: Kaiam
Ph.D thesis: Optimizations of Reflection Electro-Absorption Modulators, June 1991
Email: bardia (@) pezeshki.org

Tim Phung

Where they are now: IBM Alamden
Email: timphung (@) gmail.com

Thierry Pinguet

Where they are now: Luxtera
Ph.D thesis: Orientation-Patterned Gallium Arsenide for Quasi-Phasematched Infrared Nonlinear Optics, March 2002

Jeff Powell

Where they are now: Analogic
Ph.D thesis: Systems Aspects of Vertical Cavity Multi Quantum Well Optoelectronic Modulators, March 1997

Rekha Rajaram

Where they are now: Intermolecular
Ph.D thesis: Study of Magnetism in Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors based on III-V Nitrides, March 2007

Zhilong Rao

Where they are now: JDS Uniphase
Ph.D thesis: High-Intensity Nano-Aperture Lasers For Near-field Optics, December 2007
Email: zhilongrao (@) gmail.com

Yiwen Rong

Where they are now: Kaiam
Ph.D thesis: HIGH SPEED, LOW DRIVING VOLTAGE VERTICAL CAVITY GERMANIUM-SILICON MODULATORS FOR OPTICAL INTERCONNECT, June 2010
Email: rywryw (@) gmail.com

Jeff Rosner

Where they are now: Life Technologies
Ph.D thesis: Structural Investigations of the Nucleation and Growth of Gallium Arsenide on Silicon Substrates, November 1987
Email: shmuelyosef (@) gmail.com

Vijit Sabnis

Where they are now: Solar Junction
Ph.D thesis: Optically-Controlled Electroabsorption Modulators for Future Generation Optical Networks, December 2003

Luigi Scaccabarozzi

Where they are now: ASML - Netherlands
Ph.D thesis: Artificially Birefringent Aluminum Gallium Arsenide/Aluminum Oxide-Based Submicron Waveguides and Resonant Cavities for Nonlinear Optics, June 2006
Email: scaccag (@) gmail.com

Professor Darrell Schlom

Where they are now: Cornell University
Ph.D thesis: Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of Cuprate Superconductors and Related Phases, June 1990
Email: wschlom154 (@) yahoo.com

Professor Ken L. Shepard

Where they are now: Columbia University
Ph.D thesis: Electron Transport in Mesoscopic Conductors, June 1992

Barden N. Shimbo

Ph.D thesis: Fabrication of Lateral Oxide Barriers for Metal Single Electron Transistors, May 2009
Email: shimbo@snow.stanford.edu
Website: http://snow.stanford.edu/~shimbo/

Glenn Solomon

Where they are now: NIST Gaithersburg
Ph.D thesis: InAs Quantum Dots by Strain-induced Islanding, June 1996
Email: 65solomon (@) gmail.com

Sylvia Spruytte

Where they are now: Alta Devices
Ph.D thesis: MBE Growth of Nitride-Arsenides for Long Wavelength Opto-Electronics, April 2001
Email: sylvia (@) versavel.com

Matthias Steffen

Where they are now: IBM York town
Ph.D thesis: A Prototype Quantum Computer Using Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution, JUNE 2003

Duncan Stewart

Where they are now: National Research Council of Canada
Ph.D thesis: Level Spectroscopy of a Quantum Dot, March 1999
Email: duncanandjulie (@) hotmail.com

Fred Sugihwo

Where they are now: Broadcom
Ph.D thesis: Design and Fabrication of Wavelength Tunable Optoelectronic Devices, August 1998
Email: hobbes (@) gmail.com

Baegin Sung

Where they are now: Silicon Image
Ph.D thesis: Quantum Well Above-Barrier States and Short Wavelength Intersubband Transitions in InGa/AlGaAs Quantum Wells, August 1998

Qiang Tang

Where they are now: Marvell
Ph.D thesis: Si Nanowires for Advanced Microelectronics: MBE Gas-Source growth and in situ Devices, July 2003
Email: qiangtang (@) gmail.com

Evan Thrush

Where they are now: Biorad
Ph.D thesis: Integrated Fluorescence Sensor, December 2004
Email: evanthrush (@) gmail.com

John Alfred Trezza

Where they are now: Cubic wafer
Ph.D thesis: Optimization of Quantum Well Optoelectronic Modulators, February 1995

Jan Paul Antoni Van Der Wagt

Where they are now: Teradyne
Ph.D thesis: Reflection High-Energy Electron Diffraction During Molecular-Beam Epitaxy, December 1994
Email: wagt (@) sbcglobal.com

Professor Lieven M. K. Vandersypen

Where they are now: University Delft
Ph.D thesis: Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution, July 2001

Bartev Vartanian

Where they are now: Identified
Ph.D thesis: Normal Incidence Intersubband Transitions in the Valence Band of InGaAs / AlGaAs Quantum Wells, June 1995
Email: bartev (@) gmail.com

Sonny Vo

Where they are now: Leia Inc
Email: sonnyvo (@) gmail.com

Roger Wang

Where they are now: Lam Research
Ph.D thesis: Magnetic Tunnel Spin Injectors for Spintronics Research and Development, December 2005
Email: rowan607 (@) gmail.com

Ke Wang

Where they are now: University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Ph.D thesis: A Carbon Nanotube Microelectrode Array for Neural Stimulation, June 2006
Email: curlwang (@) gmail.com

Lele Wang

Where they are now: Omnivision
Ph.D thesis: PHOTOVOLTAIC RETINAL PROSTHESIS, June 2012
Email: lelewang@alumni.stanford.edu

Mark Weckwerth

Where they are now: Leaf Healthcare
Ph.D thesis: Single Crystal Buried Metal Layers for Hot Electron Devices, January 1996

Professor Mark Wistey

Where they are now: University of Notre Dame
Ph.D thesis: Growth Of 1.5 um GaInNAsSb Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, March 2005
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~mwistey/

Ed L. Wolak

Where they are now: Microsoft
Ph.D thesis: The Effects of Reduced Opto-Electronics Dimensionality and Elastic Scattering on the Current Voltage Characteristics of Resonant Tunneling Diodes, March 1989
Email: ed.wolak (@) gmail.com

Zhigang Xie

Where they are now: Silevo
Ph.D thesis: Microdisk cavity integration with indium arsenide quantum dots: From as-grown to regrowth, June 2005
Email: zxie (@) stanfordalumni.org

Cheng Han Yang

Where they are now: Grandis
Ph.D thesis: Ferromagnetism and Resistive Switching in Magnesium Oxide with Nitrogen Doping, June 2010
Email: chya1216 (@) gmail.com

Professor Hyunsoo Yang

Where they are now: National University of Singapore
Ph.D thesis: Metal Spintronics: Tunneling Spectroscopy in Junctions with Magnetic and Superconducting Electrodes, March 2006

Gideon Yoffe

Where they are now: Kaiam
Ph.D thesis: Modulation of Light by Electronically Tunable Multi-Layer Optical Interference Devices, September 1988

Professor Kanji Yoh

Where they are now: Hokkaido University
Ph.D thesis: Complementary Modulation-Doped Field Effect Transistors, September 1988

Xiaojun Yu

Where they are now: Royole Corp
Ph.D thesis: MBE Growth Of III-V Materials with Orientation-Patterned Structures for Nonlinear Optics, March 2006
Email: xiaojun_yu (@) hotmail.com

Homan Yuen

Where they are now: Solar Junction
Ph.D thesis: Growth And Characterization of Dilute Nitride Antimonides for Long-Wavelength Optoelectronics, March 2006
Email: cal2000 (@) gmail.com

Guo-Gang Zhou

Where they are now: Microwave Technology
Ph.D thesis: An Investigation on the Anomalous Characteristics of InAlAs / InGaAs MODFETs, January 1995
Email: gzhou8 (@) yahoo.com

Xinlan Zhou

Ph.D thesis: Quantum Logic Gate Construction and Quantum Algorithms, December 2002
Email: xzhou2004 (@) yahoo.com

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