EECS Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series
     
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Hewlett Packard Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Professor Connie J. Chang-Hasnain

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, U.C. Berkeley


 
 

New Opportunities in Optoelectronic Devices and Applications

 

Abstract:

   

Optoelectronic devices have played a major role in communications over the last twenty years. In this talk, I will provide an overview of optoelectronic devices that made a difference and discuss grand challenges and new opportunities today.

    Biography:
   

Dr. Chang-Hasnain is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are in semiconductor optoelectronic devices and materials, and their applications. Prof. Chang-Hasnain received her PhD degree from the same department in 1987. Prof. Chang-Hasnainís prior industrial experience includes a 5-year tenure at Bellcore from 1987-92. From 1992-1996, she was at Stanford University, where she most recently held a position of Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. She founded Bandwidth9 Inc. to vitalize her research on tunable VCSELs into practical products. She was the Chairman, CEO and President of the Company while on an industrial leave from UC Berkeley from 7/98 to 6/00.

Dr. Chang-Hasnainís group is recognized for innovative integration of vertical cavity devices with MEMS and for the studies led to further understanding of these devices. She co-authored more than 200 papers in technical journals and conferences and was awarded more than 25 patents. Prof. Chang-Hasnain received numerous awards recognizing her seminal work on VCSEL and diode laser arrays. Prof. Chang-Hasnain is a Presidential Faculty Fellow, Packard Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, and National Young Investigator. She was named the Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer by Eta Kappa Nu in 1992. She received the 1994 Distinguished Lecturer Award of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society and the 2000 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the American Society of Engineering Education. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and OSA.

She served as an IEEE/LEOS Board of Governor and Director-at-Large of the Optical Society of America (OSA). She was a member of the USAF Scientific Advisory Board from 1997-2000. She is currently a member of the Board on Assessment of NIST Programs and Chair of the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory (EEL) Panel, National Research Council.

CONNIE J. CHANG-HASNAIN
DEPT. OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CA 94720
TEL: (510) 642-4315, FAX: (510) 643-7345
EMAIL: CCH@EECS.BERKELEY.EDU