Faculty

Michael Watts

Michael Watts

Associate Professor

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RLE Bio

Professor Michael R. Watts is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and a member of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1996. He then joined Draper Laboratory as a Member of Technical Staff in their Fiber Optics Group. In 1999 he became a Draper Fellow and received his SM and PhD degrees from MIT in 2001 and 2005, respectively. In 2005 he joined Sandia National Labs where he led their silicon photonics effort as a Principal Member of Technical Staff. In 2010 he returned to MIT as an Associate Professor.

Professor Watts' research focuses on photonic microsystems for low-power communications, sensing, and microwave-photonics applications. His current interests include the modeling, fabrication, and testing of large-scale implementations of microphotonic circuits, systems, and networks that are being integrated, directly or through hybrid techniques, with CMOS electronics for high-speed transmitting, switching, and routing applications of digital signals. Additional interests include large-scale microphotonic sensing and imaging arrays, along with optical phased arrays, nanophotonic antennas, nonlinear optics, and manipulations of optical-electromagnetic fields on-chip.

   

 

Current Group Members

 

Ehsan Shah Hosseini

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Jonathan Bradley

Research Scientist

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Michele Moresco

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Jie Sun

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Gurpreet Singh

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Cheryl Sorace

Graduate Student

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Erman Timurdogan

Graduate Student

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Ami Yaacobi

Graduate Student

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Katia Shtyrkova

Graduate Student

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Purnawirman

Graduate Student

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Zhan Su

Graduate Student

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Christos Samolis

Graduate Student

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David Cole

Graduate Student

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Jerry Zhou

Graduate Student

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Susan Davco

Administrative Assistant

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Alumni

Anna Baldycheva

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Harneet Singh Khurana

Graduate Student

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Sasha Biberman

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Brad Cordova

Graduate Student

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Matteo Cherchi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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