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Professor  Seng-Tiong Ho


Professor of Electronical and Computer Engineering

 at Northwestern University, Evanston

Seng-Tiong Ho received the  B.S. degrees in physics and electrical engineering, and M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts  Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1984, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT in 1989. From 1989 to 1991, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. From 1982-1984, he was also a research member at Microring Laser Gyro Group at Northrop Corporation, Norwood, Massachusetts. In 1991 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Ho's fields of  research include: 

 (1) Nanophotnics: nanoscale lasers, microring resonators, photonic bandgap structures, and wavelength Mux/Demux;

 (2) Optical communications: devices for DWDM network applications;

 (3) Photonics integration: high-density integration of III-V optoelectronic and photonic devices;

 (4) Organic photonics: self-assembly organic EO modulators and organic light-emitting devices;

 (5) Photonic materials research: thin-film electro-optic modulators, transparent conducting oxides;

 (6) Heterogeneous photonics: integrated photonic devices utilizing cross-platform technologies such as optical MEMs;

 (7) Ultrafast nonlinear photonics: ultrafast low-power all-optical wavelength converters, routers, switches, and logic gates;

 (8) Micro-optics: micro-optical lenses and silicon optical bench; 

 (9) Device simulation: simulation of optoelectronic and all-optical devices;

 (10) Quantum optics: generation of quantum states of light.

Ho is elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 1999. He was awarded the NSF Young Investigator Award (CAREER) in 1995, NSF Research Initiation Award in 1992, and Newport Resaerch Award of the Optical Society of America in 1986. He was invited lecturer to Abdus Salam Internationa Center for Theoretical Physics and Summer School Institut d'Etudes Scienfiques de Cargese in 1998. He is active in a number of professional societies and conferences, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Sigma Xi.