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Repeats on November 3 at 7:30pm EST adhering to the same agenda topics with recorded and captioned videos, live discussions and breakout sessions.
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Welcome and Introduction
Jewan Bae
Program Director, MIT Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program

Carl V. Thompson
Director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)
Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Microphotonic innovations: materials moving up the food chain
Juejun (JJ) Hu
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Microphotonics, which replaces traditional bulk optical systems with their miniaturized chip-scale counterparts, has enabled broad applications ranging from communications to sensing and imaging. New materials are playing a pivotal role in microphotonics both to enable new optical functionalities and to enhance device and system performances. This talk will provide an overview on photonic material innovations at MIT that empowers the microphotonic revolution on the horizon.

 11:05am The Dawn of Integrated Photonics
Rajeev Ram
Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)

Integrated photonics encompasses all forms of microscopic optical elements which are fabricated on a single chip and connected by waveguides. After decades of development, integrated photonics is transforming many aspects of our lives - from the internet, AI and computing, to self-driving cars and augmented reality, to medical diagnostics and sensing. Today, MIT photonic innovations power dozens of companies and products - but  the Age of Integrated Photonics is just beginning.


Lightning Presentations - From Invited MIT Students and Postdocs

  • Superconducting detectors
  • 2-D materials
  • Quantum materials
  • Quantum cascade lasers
  • Metamaterials
  • Metamaterial design
  • Polymer fibers
  • Organic materials
  • Phase change materials
  • Infrared materials
  • Chalcogenides
  • Magneto-optical materials

Parallel Lightning Presentation Break-out Discussionsabstracts3



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