The Photonics Research Lab, lead by Thomas E. Murphy at the University of Maryland, conducts research related to integrated optics, nanophotonic devices, nonlinear dynamics, terahertz photonics, nonlinear optics, ultrafast optics, microwave photonics, and optical communication systems. Our central goal is to explore new devices and techniques that improve the speed, sensitivity, resolution, and efficiency of optical communication and sensor systems.

  • Sarvenaz Memarzadeh successfully defends Ph.D. Thesis
    Congratulations to Dr. Sarvenaz Memarzadeh who today defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Temporal Dynamics of Hot-electrons in Metal Films and Alloys”. Sarvenaz was advised by Prof. Jeremy Munday, but completed much of her experimental work in our laboratory.
  • Seeking Postdoctoral Applicants in Integrated Optics
    We are currently seeking qualified applicants for a new postdoctoral position in integrated photonics. Please share this opportunity with qualified and interested applicants.
  • Welcome to Nicole Menkart (Clark Doctoral Fellow)
    We’re pleased to welcome Nicole Menkart, who joins the group in the Fall 2020 semester as a new ECE graduate research assistant. Nicole completed her B.S. degree in Physics from Boston College in 2020, and is a recipient of the Clark Doctoral Fellowship.
  • ICYMI: Check out our recorded presentations from CLEO 2020
    Matt Chin, Martin Mittendorff, Ramesh Kudalippalliyalil, Sai Kanth Dacha, Sarvenaz Memarzadeh, and Kunyi Zhang will all have their work featured at this year’s all-virtual CLEO Conference