Welcome to our group website! We are part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and housed in the Nick Holonyak, Jr. Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.
Our research We make III-V materials and devices for integrated photonics, solar energy, electronics, and sensing.
Why are III-Vs of such great interest?
- The high-speed and reliability of III-V semiconductor devices are essential for next-generation wireless communication (5G, 6G, RF photonics) and optical telecommunication (big data/AI, cloud computing).
- Integrated photonics chips using III-V devices will also play an important future role in areas ranging from quantum computing to virtual/augmented reality.
- III-V lasers and LEDs are energy-efficient, making them ideal for portable applications including displays, 3D sensing, and autonomous vehicles.
- Ultra-high efficiency III-V solar cells set the gold standard for all photovoltaic technologies, which is why they will continue to be used commercially in satellites and other aerospace applications. With further scale-up, they will play a prominent role in clean power generation on earth.