Micro Devices and Physical Principles
This area of the department is concerned with the physical basis of electrical engineering. The faculty members are involved in understanding and applying the fundamental princples of new electronic, sensing and optical devices. Our research therefore involves many diverse areas such as growth and exploration of new electronic materials, new electromagnetic design algorithms for photonic circuits, ultrafast laser techniques, fabrication of quantum device structures, and plasma processing. Much of the work is distinctly "hands-on" involving state-of-art instruments and computers. The research activities here engage Ph.D. graduate studies in a dynamic research environment. Research is carried out with outside groups and industries, which is facilitated by the large concentration of high-tech companies located near Columbia University.
Ioannis (John) Kymissis