Photonic | Department of Physics


Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Nanophotonics Laboratory

The Photonics group was established on 2002 with emphasis in research field related to Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Plasmonics. Over the past few years the program have been expanded to encompass Molecular Electronics and Biophotonics. The group includes Prof. Arup Neogi, Prof. Arkadii Krokhin as the main faculty members. The group has received over $ 1,500,000 in research and education funding from Federal, Industrial and University agencies. The Photonics group currently has eight students from Physics and Engineering working for their PhD and MS degrees under Dr. Neogi's supervision and two students under Dr. Krokhin's supervision.

Highlights of the groups research program:

  • Material Research Science Trophy award in the Fall 2005 meeting for our work on Molecular Electronics
  • The award of Invitational Fellowship to Japan as a distinguished Japan
  • Society for Promotion of Sciences Fellow in 2006.
  • NSF-IRES Project between UNT and Japanese Universities
  • NSF-Major Instrumentation Project on Near-Optical Spectroscope Center
  • NSF-EAPSI Scholarship to David McNeal
  • CAS-Graduate Fellowship to Tony Llopis

This group was formed with an aim to establish a strong research and education program in Photonics and Nanotechnology with emphasis in ultrafast photonics and semiconductor nanostructures in the North Texas area. There group aims to bridge the gap in the absence of any viable program in optics/photonics/ optoelectronics research and education program in Universities in the Dallas/ForthWorth area. One of our primary aims was to establish a strong Photonics program at UNT concurrent with the newly founded College of Engineering at UNT. A successful Photonics program is expected to provide a research and technology base in the area not only for the graduate students in Physics but also for students in Electrical Engineering and Material Sciences. The group has graduated students from College of Engineering and currently has students both from Departments of Physics and Electrical and Materials Engineering. In recent years, the group members have been consistently ranked among the top faculty members in the campus at UNT.

International Research Experience for Students

Graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Electrical Engineering are invited to apply for the International Research Experience in Nanoscale science and technology. The National Science Foundation and The University of North Texas sponsor this program to provide U.S. graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to join research projects for the summer.


University of North Texas Department of Physics P.O Box 311427 Denton, TX 76203

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