We focus on the creation of polymeric and dielectric materials and the application of these materials to the fabrication of novel optical devices. We explore applications ranging from biodetection to non-linear optics. Therefore, the research activities span many fields, including optics, chemistry, and biology, and involves researchers with diverse backgrounds. Financial support comes from several different agencies, industries, and foundations. Descriptions of specific projects are located in the research section.
Within the Viterbi School of Engineering, we are affiliated with the Mork Family Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, the Ming Hsieh Dept of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, and the Dept of Biomedical Engineering. Within the Dornsife College, we are affiliated with the Chemistry Dept. and the Microbial Systems Institute.