SPIE Member Benjamin Williams, professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award recognizing junior faculty through their research, education and integration of their organizations mission.
The award will fund Williams' research on tuning the wavelength of a terahertz semiconductor across a broad fractional bandwidth that could later result in frequency-agile sources of terahertz radiation. Potential applications are in spectroscopy, sensing, and imaging.
Williams has presented on terahertz and QCL topics at several SPIE conferences including SPIE Photonics West and Defense, Security, and Sensing.
Read the UCLA press release.