News

  • Summer 2024
    • Congrats to Adrian Birge on winning the Area 3 Best Student Presentation award at PVSC in Seattle! His talk was titled “High-efficiency MBE-grown 1 eV InGaAs solar cells.”
  • Spring 2024
    • Bora Kim received the Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Award from the ECE Department.
    • Congrats to Adrian Birge on winning a NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) Fellowship!
  • Fall 2023
    • Devon Lee joined us from U. Wisconsin-Platteville as a Ph.D. candidate in ECE. Welcome!
  • Summer 2023
    • Congrats to Mijung Kim on her successful Ph.D. defense! She will join UCLA as a postdoc.
    • We are excited to collaborate on a new MURI project led by U. Michigan, where we will investigate the controlled formation of dislocations and their transport properties in topological insulators!
  • Spring 2023
    • Mijung Kim received the Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Award from the ECE Department. Congratulations!
    • Larry was appointed Director of Holonyak Laboratory
  • Fall 2022
    • Congrats to Pankul Dhingra and Ryan Hool for their successful Ph.D. defenses during the spring and summer! Pankul joined Apple and Ryan Hool will join SolAero Technologies.
    • Farewell to Dr. George Nelson who joined AIM Photonics.
    • Welcome to three new group members! Dr. David Montealegre joins us from the University of Iowa as a postdoc; Xizheng Fang joins us from UIUC as a PhD candidate in ECE; Adrian Birge joins us from Lawrence University as a PhD candidate in MatSE.
    • Pankul Dhingra won Outstanding Student MBE award in the spring for his ICMBE talk, “InP quantum dot and InGaP quantum well visible lasers on Si.”
    • Larry was appointed Interim Director of Holonyak Laboratory.
  • Summer 2021
    • Welcome to three new group members! Dr. George Nelson joins us from Rochester Institute of Technology as a postdoc; Bora Kim joins us from Ewha Womans University as a PhD candidate in ECE; Yiteng Wang joins us from Georgia Tech as a PhD candidate in MatSE.
    • We are looking to hire! If you are a graduate student or postdoc interested in semiconductor materials and devices, please get in touch.
    • Ryan Hool won a best student presentation award at Virtual PVSC 2021- two in a row!
    • Minjoo Larry Lee was promoted to full professor and received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research.
  • Summer-Fall 2020
    • Press coverage for Tony’s article in Cell Reports Physical Science:
    • New collaborative paper led by Seth Bank’s group along with Dan Wasserman and Viktor Podolskiy published in Optica.
    • Farewell to Shizhao Tony Fan, who joined Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics (SINANO), Chinese Academy of Sciences as a research scientist.
    • Ryan Hool won a best student presentation award at Virtual PVSC 2020.
    • Yukun Sun defended his PhD thesis in March 2020. He will join KLA in Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Brendan Eng graduated with his MS and joined Intel in Hillsborough, OR.