Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego

Photonic Systems Integration

Laboratory

 

 

Photonic Systems Integration Laboratory

 

Professor Joseph E. Ford : Principle Investigator

Dr. Ford joined the UCSD faculty in 2002 after serving as the chief scientist for Optical Micro-Machines. From 1994-2000, he served as a principle investigator in the Advanced Photonics Research Department of AT&T (and later Lucent) Bell Laboratories. He has authored over 100 journal papers and also holds 45 U.S. patents. For a complete CV, click here.

jeford [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Dr. Ilya Agurok : Research Scientist

Dr. Ilya Agurok joined the UCSD PSI Laboratory in 2012 as a senior optical systems engineer. From 1976-1992, he served as a leader designer in the LOMO Corp., from 1994-2007 as a principal scientist in the Physical Optics Corp. and from 2007-2011 as an optical scientist in the LPI LLC. He received Ph. D. in optics in 1987 from IFMO technical university St. Petersburg, Russia. He has authored 35 journal papers and holds 10 U.S. patents.

iagurok [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Nojan Motamedi: Graduate Student Researcher

Nojan joined UCSD as a graduate student in 2012 after receiving his M.Sc. in optics from University of Central Florida. He received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2009. His current research focuses on compact imaging systems.

nomotame [at] ucsd (dot) edu


William (Max) Mellette: Graduate Student Researcher

Max joined the graduate program at UCSD in 2012 after receiving his Bachelor's degree in engineering physics at UCSD. His current research focuses on the intersection of physical optics and optical network design.

wmellett [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Glenn Schuster : Graduate Student Researcher

Glenn joined UCSD as an undergraduate student in 2008 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics in 2012. His current researches focuses on compact imaging systems and non-imaging optics.

gschuster [at] eng (dot) ucsd (dot) edu


 

Alumni

Salman Karbasi: Post Doctoral Researcher

Salman Karbasi, joined the UCSD PSI Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in 2014 after receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. His current research focuses on compact imaging systems. For further information click here.

skarbasi [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Stephen J. Olivas : Graduate Student Researcher

Stephen joined UCSD as a graduate student in 2008 after receiving his bachelors from UCSD in 2007. His current research addresses problems in imaging moving scenes and compressive imaging.

sjolivas [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Ashkan Arianpour : Graduate Student Researcher

Ashkan joined the graduate program at UCSD in 2009 after recieving his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at UCSD. His research involves development of imaging and nonimaging optics in biomedical applications.

aarianpo [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Igor Stamenov : Post Doctoral Researcher

Igor joined UCSD as graduate student in 2011. He graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering University of Belgrade, Serbia in 2007 and worked as designer of rifle scopes. His current research includes compact imaging systems.

istameno [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Trevor Chan : Graduate Student Researcher

Trevor joined UCSD in 2002 after receiving his Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta. His current interests include free-space optical communications, retro-modulation and beam scanning. He received is PhD in electrical engineering in 2009.

tkc [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Eric Tremblay : Post Doctoral Researcher

Eric joined the PSILab in 2004 after receiving his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta in 2001 and M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2004. He completed his PhD in ECE at UC San Diego in December of 2008. His current research centers on ultra-compact imaging systems for the visible and infrared spectrums.

etremblay [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Jason Karp : Graduate Student Researcher

Jason joined UCSD in 2004 after receiving his Bachelor's degree from the Univeristy of Miami in 2004. His current research focuses on solar concentrator design and fabrication with additional interests in lens design and medical imaging. He received is PhD in electrical engineering in 2010.

jkarp [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Justin Hallas : Graduate Student Researcher

Justin joined UCSD as a graduate student in 2008 after receiving his bachelors from UCSD the same year. His current research interests high voltage optical device drive circuits and solar concentration. He received is M.S. in electrical engineering in 2010.

jhallas [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Katherine Baker : Graduate Student Researcher

Katherine joined UCSD in 2007 after receiving her Bachelor's degree from UC Davis in 2007. Her current research interests include solar concentration, medical imaging, and device fabrication.

kabaker [at] ucsd (dot) edu


Brett Nadler : Graduate Student Researcher

Brett joined UCSD in 2006 and is co-advised between Dr. Joseph Ford and Dr. Thomas Bewley from Mechanical Engineering. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Cornell University and was previously employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interest include robotic vision and free-space optical detection and control.

bnadler [at] ucsd (dot) edu