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Shayan Mookherjea

Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S. Caltech, 1999
S.M. MIT, 2000
Ph.D. Caltech, 2003

Prof. Mookherjea joined the UCSD faculty in July 2003. His current research focuses on photonic devices, and chip-scale nonlinear and quantum photonics. At MIT, his research contributed to early work on remotely-pumped architectures for optical distribution networks. At Caltech, he received the Charles Wilts thesis prize, awarded for outstanding independent research in Electrical Engineering leading to a PhD. As assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at UCSD (2003-2008), he was appointed a Hellman Faculty Fellow (2004-2005) and has received the NSF CAREER award (2007-2012). He was awarded tenure in 2008, and was elected OSA Fellow in 2013.

Viphretuo Mere, Post-doctoral researcher

Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science, 2021

Xiaoxi Josh Wang, Graduate Student

NASA Science and Technology Research Fellowship Awardee, 2017 - 2021
B.S. Electrical Engineering, MIT, 2012

Forrest Valdez, Graduate Student

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017

Ferrill Rushton, Graduate Student

Graduates and former members

Dr. Jie Zhao

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2021
Nokia Bell Labs, NJ

Dr. Chaoxuan Ma

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2020
Intel Labs, Santa Clara, CA

Dr. Michael Ruesing

Post-doctoral researcher, 2018-2019
TU Dresden, Germany.

Dr. Hannah R. Grant

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018
Co-advised with Prof. G. Papen
Freedom Photonics LLC, Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Peter O. Weigel

PhD. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA
NDSEG Fellowship Awardee, 2014-2017

Dr. Marc Savanier

Post-doctoral researcher, 2014-2016
Luxtera Inc., Carlsbad, CA

Dr. Ranjeet Kumar

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016
Intel Labs, Santa Clara, CA

Dr. Junrong Ong

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011
IHPC, A*STAR, Singapore

Dr. Ryan Aguinaldo

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014
Northrup Grumman (Future Technical Leaders Program)

Dr. Michael L. Cooper

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010
Broadcom

Dr. Greeshma Gupta

Post-doctoral researcher, 2009-2010.

Dr. Jung S. Park

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010
Intel Photonics Technology Lab, Santa Clara.

Dr. Shun-Hui (David) Yang

Co-advised with Prof. P. Bandaru
Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2008
TSMC, Taiwan


Carson Valdez

BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, 2021.
Stanford University

Ruoyo Zhao

Graduate student researcher, 2019-2020.
University of Southern California

Huiyan Li

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, 2020.

Victor Gunawan

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, 2019.
Apple Inc.

Nanzhe Hu

Graduate student researcher (GSR), 2018.
University of Southern California

Mark A. Schneider

M.Eng. Electrical Engineering, 2013.
General Atomics

Yiran Shen

M.S. Electical and Computer Engineering, 2011.


Jinhua Xu

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2021.
Caltech

Eric Gelphman

B.S. Electrical Engineering and B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2020.
Engineering Design project.
UC Irvine

Nikhil Mathur

B.S. Physics and B.S. Computer Engineering, 2017.
Honors Research Project, 2016-2017.

Craig Ives

Undergraduate researcher (Faculty Mentor Program), 2014-2015.
Caltech

John Recchio

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2013

Hiromichi Yamamoto

Visiting undergraduate student (CIAN ERC), Summer 2013.

Jonathan Trisnadi

Undergraduate Student and Calit-2 Research Scholar, 2011.

Benjamin Ellis

Undergraduate student and Regents Scholar researcher, 2009-2010.

Andrew Oh

Undergraduate student researcher and B.S. Honors Thesis, 2007