Hadis Morkoç, Ph.D.

Founders Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Professor Morkoç researches nitride semiconductor heterostructures and devices

Group III-V Semiconductors Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Nitride Semiconductor Heterostructures

Ümit Özgür, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Özgür specializes in optical spectroscopy and photonic devices

Ultrafast spectroscopy Group III-nitride and zinc oxide optoelectronics Light emitting diodes III-V and II-VI semiconductor heterostructures Nonlinear optics

Vincent Meunier

Department Head, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy & Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Using high-performance computing to examine the atom-level details of materials, using quantum mechanical techniques

Research Education Quantum Mechanics Density Functional Theory Computational Physics Quantum Materials

Baratunde A. Cola

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Dr. Cola brings science to energy and thermal management solutions.

Applications of Carbon Nanotubes Thermal Management of Electronics Combustion and Energy Systems Heat Transfer Micro and Nano Engineering

Nazrul Islam

Chair, Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology Department · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Islam is Chair of the Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology Department, and a member of the Protect New York think tank.

Facial Recognition solid-state devices Digital Image Processing Wireless Communications optical communication

Pierre Villeneuve

Founder & General Partner · Equity Management Partners, LLC

Pierre Villeneuve is an expert in the startup world, bringing technology and entrepreneurial leadership to investing and advisory roles.

Telecommunications Semiconductors Industrial Process Analysis Venture Capitalism Startups

Shayla Sawyer

Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focused on engineering processes and potential applications of hybrid inorganic/organic materials for optoelectronic devices and sensors

Hybrid Nanomaterials Nano-Bio Optoelectronics Sensor Development Ultraviolet Photodetectors

Robert Karlicek

Director, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) & Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Develops advanced optoelectronic systems for lighting and display applications.

Optoelectronics Advanced Sensor Technology Advanced Display Technologies Advanced Lighting Systems Lighting and Biological Applications

Gregory E. Triplett, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Triplett's research focuses on nanomanufacturing technologies that enable improved electronic and photonic device performance.

Optoelectronics and Photonics Electronic Materials Computational Intelligence Semiconductor Manufacturing Infrared Imaging

Edik Rafailov

Professor (Research), AIPT · Aston University

Prof Rafailov current research interests include CW and ultrashort-pulse lasers; generation of light from UV to THz and biomedical photonics

Biomedical Photonics Nanostructures Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Photonics THz Radiation

Bernard Kippelen

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Bernard Kippelen is an expert in polymer optics and plastic electronics.

Organic Photodetectors and Sensors Optics and Photonics Nanotechnology Printed Electronics