Jelena Vuckovic: Designing innovative structures for efficient optical devices

With a computationally efficient design algorithm for nanophotonic structures, space-saving, energy-efficient photonic chips can be created using lithographic techniques.

10 May 2016

Jelena Vuckovic is a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She is also a faculty member of the Ginzton Lab, Bio-X. and PULSE Institute, all at Stanford.

After receiving her PhD degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2002, Vuckovic worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford. In 2003, she joined Stanford electrical engineering faculty, first as an assistant professor (until 2008), then an associate professor with tenure (2008-2013), and finally as a full professor (since 2013).

As a Humboldt Prize recipient, she has also held a visiting position at the Institute for Physics of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany (since 2011). In 2013, she was appointed a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Technical University in Munich, Germany.

Vuckovic is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Munich, Germany,  and the scientific advisory board of the Ferdinand Braun Institute in Berlin, Germany. She is also a member of the editorial advisory board of Nature Quantum Information and ACS Photonics, and was on the editorial board of the New Journal of Physics.

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