Thomas E. Murphy
Professor, ECE Dept. and IREAP
ERF 1201E
e-mail: tem@umd.edu
W: 301-405-0030
BS EE, BA Physics (Rice University, 1994); MS Electrical Engineering (MIT, 1997); PhD Electrical Engineering (MIT, 2001)

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ramesh Kudalippalliyalil
Postdoctoral Research Associate (ECE)
LPS 1339
e-mail: rameshk@umd.edu
W: 301-935-6990
BTech Electronics and Communication Engineering (University of Calicut, 2010); PhD Electrical Engineering (IIT Madras, 2019)
Steven Lipkowitz
Postdoctoral Research Associate (ECE)
e-mail: stl@terpmail.umd.edu
W: 301-405-9614
BS Physics/Mathematics (Susquehanna University, 2014); PhD ECE (UMD, 2023)
Gyan Prakash
Postdoctoral Research Associate (ECE)
KEB 2140
e-mail: gyanp@umd.edu
W: 301-405-9614
BSc Physics & Math (Univ. of Allahabad, 2006); MSc Physics (Univ. of Allahabad, 2008); PhD Physics (IIS Bangalore, 2019)

Graduate Research Assistants

Jonathan Canales
Graduate Research Assistant (PHYS)
e-mail: jcanale4@umd.edu
W: 301-935-6400
BA Physics (Skidmore College, 2021)
Trisha Chakraborty
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
LPS 1307
e-mail: tchakrab@terpmail.umd.edu
W: 301-935-6400
BSc EE (Bangladesh Univ of Eng. & Tech., 2017)
Matthew L. Chin
Graduate Research Assistant (ENMA)
Army Research Laboratory
e-mail: matthew.l.chin2.civ@mail.mil
W: 301-394-2830
BSEE (Oregon State University, 2006); MSEE (Oregon State University, 2010)
Michael Gill
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
e-mail: mgill123@umd.edu
W: 301-422-5200
BSEE (University of Maryland, 2023)
Atiqur Rahman
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
e-mail: arasif19@umd.edu
W: 301-935-6400
BS Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2017)
Leo Yi-Jan Sun
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
e-mail: ysun1215@umd.edu
W: 301-935-6400
BSEE (National Central University, Taiwan, 2016); MS (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2019)

Undergraduate Students

Alumni – PhD and MS

  • Paveen Apiratikul (PhD ECE 12/2009, Currently: Skorpios Technologies)
  • Adam B. Cohen (PhD Physics 2011, Currently: NineDot Energy)
  • Sai Kanth Dacha (PhD Physics 2022, Current: Columbia University)
  • Hien Dao (PhD Chemical Physics 9/2013, Currently: Intel)
  • Evan Dowling (PhD Physics 3/2024, Currently: Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences)
  • Bryan M. Haas (PhD ECE 5/2009. Currently: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory)
  • Aaron M. Hagerstrom (PhD Physics 7/2015. Currently: NIST Boulder)
  • Joseph Hart (PhD Physics 11/2018, Currently: Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Mohammad Mehdi Jadidi (PhD ECE 2016, Currently: PsiQuantum)
  • Kyowon Kim (PhD ECE 7/2015, Currently: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Anastasia Korolov (MS Physics 2019. Currently: Bureau of the Fiscal Service)
  • Edward Leong (MSEE 11/2016, currently: NASA GSFC)
  • Shanshan Li (PhD ECE 6/2015, Currently: Pinterest)
  • Shu-Zee Alencious Lo (PhD ECE 6/2010. Currently: Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Nicole Menkart (MS ECE 2023, Currently: Huge if True)
  • Vincent R. Pagán (PhD EE 4/2015, Currently: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory)
  • Bhargava Ravoori (PhD Physics 7/2011. Currently: Intel)
  • Reza Salem (PhD ECE 8/2006, Currently: Research Scientist at Thorlabs Quantum Electronics)
  • Ryan J. Suess (PhD ECE 2014; Currently: Principal Scientist, Cruise)
  • Charles J. Turner (PhD ECE 2023, Currently: BAE Systems)
  • Jeremiah J. Wathen (PhD Physics 10/2014, Currently: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory)
  • Caitlin R. S. Williams (PhD Physics 8/2013, Currently: Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Ting Xie (PhD Electrical Engineering 2016, Currently: Mattson Technology)

Alumni – Undergraduate Researchers

  • Navid Abedzadeh (Research Intern 2012-2013. Currently: Graduate Student at MIT)
  • Amir Ali Ahmadi (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2004, Currently: Prof. of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton)
  • Stanislaw Antol (TREND Undergraduate Student 2009. Currently: Graduate Student at Virginia Tech)
  • Afrouz Azari (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2006, Currently: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering)
  • Edem G. Bamezon (Undergraduate Intern 2014)
  • Jae Young (Dillan) Chang (TREND Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Anthony Cho (TREND Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Arnab Choudhury (ASPIRE Undergraduate Student 2003, Currently: Facebook)
  • Kate Coppess (TREND Undergraduate Student 2014)
  • Tatiana Davidson Bajandas (TREND Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Kristi Engel (TREND Undergraduate Student 2011)
  • Arman B. Fallahkhair (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2007)
  • Kevin Fei (TREND Undergraduate Student 2016)
  • Christopher Fritz (TREND Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Anqi Fu (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2008. Currently: Graduate Research Assistant (ECE) Stanford)
  • Nathan Gershengorn (TREND Undergraduate Student 2023)
  • David Jin (TREND Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Rachel Kramer (TREND Undergraduate Student 2009. Currently: University of Michigan Medical Student)
  • Kai Sum Li (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2007)
  • Briana Mork (TREND Undergraduate Student 2014. Currently: Graduate Student at Notre Dame)
  • Peter Orlicki (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2005)
  • Mark Patrick (TREND Undergraduate Student 2007)
  • Ross Pleban (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2006)
  • Keshav Adhyay Rakesh (Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Julia Salevan (TREND Undergraduate Student 2011. Currently: Graduate Student at Yale)
  • Rafael G. Setra (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2014. Currently: Graduate Student at Stanford)
  • Juan Pablo Speer (TREND Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Audrey Strunc (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2004)
  • Nathan Super (TREND Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Ethan van Woerkom (TREND Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Elric Von Eden (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2004)
  • Susu Yan (BIEN Undergraduate Student 2009. Currently: Medical Physics Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital)

Alumni – Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Yiğit Aytac (Postdoctoral Researcher, 7/2016-8/2018. Currently: Amazon)
  • Michael A. Barrow (Postdoctoral Researcher 6/2021 - 5/2023. Currently: Thorlabs)
  • Thomas Butler (Postdoctoral Researcher 1/2020 - 6/2022. Currently: Coherent Laser)
  • Bilas Chowdhury (Postdoctoral Researcher 8/2019-1/2021. Currently: Intel Corporation)
  • Matthew Davis (Postdoctoral Researcher 9/2018 - 1/2020. Currently: Exponent)
  • Adam Dunkelberger (Postdoctoral Researcher 9/2013 - 2/2014. Currently: Naval Research Laboratory)
  • François Joint (Postdoctoral Researcher 10/2018-9/2021.Currently: Chalmers University of Technology)
  • Gagan Kumar (Postdoctoral Researcher, 09/2011-9/2013; currently:  Professor of Physics, IIT Guwahati)
  • Antonio Levy (Postdoctoral Researcher, 6/2017 - 3/2019, Currently: Assistant Professor of Physics, Howard University)
  • Zhifu Liu (Postdoctoral Researcher, 1/2008-3/2009. Currently: Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University)
  • Jayaprakash Poojali ((Postdoctoral Researcher, 8/2018 - 2/2021, Currently: Senior Technical Lead, HCL))
  • Sumi Radhakrishnan (Postdoctoral Researcher 8/2019-5/2022. Currently: IMEC)
  • Andrea M. Rossi (Postdoctoral Researcher, 11/2005-6/2008. Currently: INRIM)
  • Kunyi Zhang (Postdoctoral Researcher 8/2020-9/2021. Currently: Lam Research)

Recent Collaborators

  • Paola Barbara (Georgetown University)
  • Kevin Daniels (UMD)
  • H. Dennis Drew (UMD Physics)
  • Michael S. Fuhrer (Physics, University of Monash)
  • D. Kurt Gaskill (NRL)
  • Karen Grutter (LPS)
  • Mohammad Hafezi (UMD)
  • Gagan Kumar (IIT Guwahati)
  • Martin Mittendorff (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Jeremy Munday (UMD ECE)
  • Vincent R. Pagán (LPS)
  • Louis M. Pecora (NRL)
  • Oded Rabin (UMD Materials Science)
  • Ken Ritter (LPS)
  • Rajarshi Roy (UMD Physics, IPST)
  • Francesco Sorrentino (University of New Mexico)
  • Edo Waks (UMD)