PHOTONICS MICROELECTRONICS

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 Maybe you haven’t heard of Photonics? Or maybe you just

 think it’s something they might use to kill the bad guys in

Star Trek? In fact, it’s not just real, it’s an incredibly

important field of technology.

  ~ Neelie Kroes (Former VP, European Commission)

 Smart cities and devices, autonomous vehicles and smart

 medicine make it easy to imagine a world where there are

chips in just about everything that defines our way of life.

  ~ Jim O’Neill (CTO, IndustryWeek)

 

 

Photonics and Microelectronics lies at the heart of modern tech from personal electronics, autonomous vehicles, smart phones, modern lasers, communications, imaging & displays, and solar cells. This area deals with the study, development, and deployment of the electronic and photonic devices that generate, transmit, detect, and process electrical and electromagnetic energy and information. Advances in developing photonic devices and an improved understanding of the underlying physical principles (quantum electronics and nonlinear optics) have led to reliable and increasingly sophisticated applications in optical communications, displays, solid state lighting, sensors and medicine. The effect of such advances has revolutionized the electronics and photonics industries and continues to play a significant role in the modern engineering profession.

Applications of photonics and microelectronics are ubiquitous. Included are all areas from everyday life to the most advanced science and engineering, e.g., solar cells, light detection, telecommunications, information processing, photonic computing, lighting, metrology, spectroscopy, holography, medicine, biophotonics, military technology, laser material processing, art diagnostics, agriculture, and robotics.

 

Career in Photonics and Microelectronics:

The job opportunities for those engineers who will graduate with expertise in photonics and microelectronics currently and during the coming decades are outstanding both at the national and international levels.

  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Laser Systems
  • Chip Design
  • Materials and nanotechnology
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMs)
  • Imaging and Displays
  • Optical Networking and Communications
  • Optoelectronic Systems
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Defense and Security
  • Academia & Research
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship
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