Photonic Device Research Group

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Group Members

PDRG Director:

Professor Kent Choquette choquett@illinois.edu

PDRG Members:

Tom Fryslie fryslie2@illinois.edu
Zihe Gao zihegao2@illinois.edu
Bradley Thompson thomps12@illinois.edu
Shiyi Chen schen142@illinois.edu
Katie Lakomy lakomy2@illinois.edu
Harshil Dave hdave5@illinois.edu

PDRG Alumni:

Graduate Students

Degree Awarded and Year

Last Known Employment

Gautham Ragunathan

M.S. 2014

Microlink Devices

Capt. Janice Blane

M.S. 2014

West Point

Dr. Matthew T. Johnson

Ph.D. 2013

USAF

Dr. Hyejin Jeong

M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2013

Dr. Meng Peun Tan

M.S. 2009, Ph.D. 2012

Intel

Nick Brown

M.S. 2011

Dr. Joshua Sulkin

M.S. 2007, Ph.D. 2011

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

Tom Jefvert

M.S. 2011

Dr. Dominic Siriani

Ph.D. 2011

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Matthias Kasten

Ph.D. 2010

GE Global Research

Dr. Antonios Giannopoulos

M.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2010

MicroLink Devices

Dr. Chen Chen

M.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2009

McGill University

Dr. Chris Long

M.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2008

Purdue University

Dr. Ann Lehman Harren

M.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2007

Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)

Prof. Paul Leisher

M.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2007

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Dr. Yong Kwan (Robin) Kim

M.S., Ph.D. 2006

Quintessence Photonics Corporation (Sylmar, CA)

Dr. Dan Grasso

M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2006

Coherent, Inc (Bridgeton, MO)

Karthik Samakkulam

M.S. 2005

Lt. Col. Jim Raftery

Ph.D. 2005

U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY)

Prof. Aaron Danner

M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2005

National University of Singapore

Chris Willis

M.S. 2004

Jason Lee

M.S. 2004

Alcoa, Inc (Newburgh, IN)

Ping Chen

M.S. 2002

 

Undergraduate Students

Years

Current Employment

Clemens Ostermaier

2005

Graduate Student in Korea

Mike Hwang

2004-2005

Graduate Student at Georgia Tech

Erin Yamaoka

2004-2005

Sonia Lala

2004-2005

Eric Shyu

2004-2005

Yi Zhang

2003

Uppili Krishnamachari

2003-2004

Graduate Student, UCSB (Santa Barbara, CA)

 

Other Researchers

Position and Years

Current Employment

Woon-Kyung (Kevin) Choi

Visiting scientist 2005

Dr. Taesung Kim

Visiting scientist 2002-2004

Natetron Technologies, Inc. (Champaign, IL)

Dr. Erik Young

Post-doc 2002-2004

Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

Dr. Noriyuki Yokouchi

Visiting scientist 2001-2003

Furukawa Electric (Tokyo, Japan)