Upcoming events

Photobears will provide refreshments!
Event types: Sponsored visiting speaker, Dissertation talk, Photobears Lightning talks, Conference, Social/networking, Outreach
Time & Location
Coded Illumination for Multidimensional Quantitative Phase Microscopy
Speaker: Michael Chen, UC Berkeley
May 8, 2019
12:30-1:30pm, 510 Soda hall.
Nanophotonics by Design: Reaching the Limits of Light-Matter Interactions
Speaker: Prof. Owen D. Miller
Yale University.
May 8, 2019
3-4pm, 212 Cory Hall
Computational speckle structured illumination for high-content microscopy
Speaker: Li-Hao Yeh, UC Berkeley
May 9, 2019
9-10am, 540 A/B Cory Hall.
A Hierarchical Approach to the Design and Optimization of Silicon Photonics
Speaker: Andrew Michaels, UC Berkeley
May 13, 2019
3-4pm, 540 A/B Cory Hall.
Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenide NanoLEDs: Towards High Speed and High Efficiency
Speaker: Kevin Han, UC Berkeley
May 14, 2019
2:30-3:30PM, 540AB Cory Hall.
Design and Physics of VCSELs for Emerging Applications
Speaker: Jonas Kapraun, UC Berkeley
May 14, 2019
2:30-3:30pm, 400 Cory hall.
Photobears Summer 2019 BBQ: Welcome reception of Prof Boubacar Kante and his group to UC Berkeley May 18, 2019
5-8pm, TBD

Past events:

Talks/seminars - Social/outreach events

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Past talks and seminars

Event types: Sponsored visiting speaker, Dissertation talk, Photobears Lightning talks, Conference
Time & Location
Optoelectronics for refrigeration and analog circuits for combinatorial optimization
Speaker: T. Patrick Xiao, UC Berkeley
April 29, 2019
1-2pm, 540 Cory hall.
Quantum photonics in the frequency domain
Speaker: Prof. Alexander Gaeta
Columbia University.
April 8, 2019
11am-12pm, 531 Cory Hall
Advanced optical sources for spectrally efficiency photonic systems
Speaker: Prof. Liam Barry
Dublin City University
March 12, 2019
11am-12pm, 299 Cory Hall
Photobears Lightning Talks #8
Speakers: Johannes Henriksson and Kevin Cook, UC Berkeley
November 5, 2018
12-1pm, 253M Cory Hall.
Photobears Lightning Talks #7
Speakers: Sri Krishna Vadlamni and Sean Hooten, UC Berkeley
October 10, 2018
12-1pm, 253M Cory Hall
Photobears infosession Septermber 13, 2018
7pm-9pm, 212 Cory
Photobears Lightning Talks #6
Speakers: Jodi Loo and Nicolas Andrade, UC Berkeley
September 5, 2018
4-5pm, 400 Cory
International Nano-optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018
July 21-27, 2018
University of California, Berkeley
Monolithically Integrated Stokes Vector Modulator on InP
Speaker: Mohiyuddin Kazi
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
May 18, 2018
3-4pm, 400 Cory Hall
Developing 3-D Imaging Sensors: Problems and Technologies
Speaker: Silvano Donati
Emiretus Professor, University of Pavia, Lombardy, Italy
May 21, 2018
10:45-11:45am, 521 Cory Hall
Fast and Efficient Optoelectronics for Science, Medical, and Consumer Applications
Speaker: Hooman Mohsen
Professor, EECS Department, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
May 17, 2018
1-2pm, 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Ultrafast Lasers and their Applications in Spectroscopy and Microscopy
Speakers: Aram Zeytunyan and Patrick Kolsch
Newport / Spectra-Physics / MKS Instruments
March 21, 2018
4:30pm, 540AB Cory Hall
3D printing by two-photon polymerization sets new standards in micro- and nanofabrication
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Richter, Nanoscribe GmbH
January 25, 2018
3:30-4:30pm, 400 Cory Hall
Photon Mayhem: Using Light for Structural and Functional Assessment of Biological Tissues
Speaker: Prof. Alex Vitkin, University of Toronto
December 18, 2017
11am-12pm, 400 Cory Hall
Electronic-Photonic Co-Design of Silicon Photonic Interconnects
Speaker: Sen Lin, UC Berkeley
December 13, 2017
10-11am, 521 Cory
Photobears Lightning Talks #5
Speakers: Michael Chen and Johannes Henriksson, UC Berkeley
December 5, 2017
4-5pm, 212 Cory
Optical Design: from Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography to Thermo-photovoltaics
Speaker: Gregg Scranton, UC Berkeley
November 30, 2017
2-3pm, 531 Cory
FMCW Lidar: Scaling to the Chip-Level and Improving Phase-Noise-Limited Performance
Speaker: Phillip Sandborn, UC Berkeley
November 28, 2017
12-1pm, Wozniak Loung (430-8 Soda Hall)
Differential Methods in Wave Imaging
Speaker: Aamod Shanker, UC Berkeley
October 26, 2017
2-3pm, Wozniak Lounge (430-8 Soda Hall)
OPCPAs: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ultrafast Lasers
Speaker: Dr. Dave Stockwell, Laser Quantum Inc.
October 5, 2017
5-6:30pm, 540AB Cory Hall
Integrated Optics from Telecom to the Future Human Sensory Interface
Speaker: Dr. Michael S. Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs
September 15, 2017
11am-12pm, 540AB Cory Hall
Photonic technologies for LIDAR sensors in autonomous and ADAS applications
Speaker: Jake Li, Hamamatsu
September 1, 2017
4-5pm, 400 Cory Hall
Sculpted Light in the Brain 2017
June 9, 2017
8:30am-7pm, Stanley Hall
Photobears Lightning Talks #4
Speakers: Jonas Kapraun and Phil Sandborn, UC Berkeley
June 5, 2017
4:30-5:30pm, 212 Cory
FDTD Workshop (Meep)
Speaker: Dr. Ardavan Oskooi, Simpetus
May 25, 2017
9am-12pm, 521 Cory
Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers
Speaker: Ross Holder, NKT Photonics
May 23, 2017
1-2pm, 521 Cory
Study of Line Edge Roughness and Interactions of Secondary Electrons in Photoresists for EUV Lithography
Speaker: Suchit Bhattarai, UC Berkeley
May 9, 2017
10-11am, 299 Cory
Key Challenges in EUV Mask Technology: Actinic Mask Inspection and Mask 3D Effect
Speaker: Yow-Gwo (Henry) Wang, UC Berkeley
May 8, 2017
2-3pm, 521 Cory
Photobears Lightning Talks #3
Speakers: Michael Chen and Kevin Cook, UC Berkeley
May 4, 2017
4-5pm, 212 Cory
Optomechanical Dynamics in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
Speaker: Adair Gerke, UC Berkeley
May 1, 2017
2-3pm, 540 Cory
Nanophotonic devices based on InP nanopillars grown directly on silicon
Speaker: Indrasen Bhattacharya, UC Berkeley
May 1, 2017
1-2pm, 540 Cory
Photobears Lightning Talks #2
Speakers: Jean-Etienne Tremblay and Patrick Xiao, UC Berkeley
April 3, 2017
4:30-6pm, 212 Cory
Photobears Lightning Talks #1
Speakers: Grace Kuo, Nick Antipa and Andy Michaels, UC Berkeley
March 6, 2017
4:30-6pm, 212 Cory
Nano Photonic Architectures for Novel Communications and Sensing Technologies
Speaker: Prof. Amr S. Helmy, University of Toronto
February 3, 2017
10-11am, 212 Cory
Computational, Multi-spectral Imaging Techniques and Applications
Speaker: Pavan Konda, University of Glasgow in Scotland
February 3, 2017
3-4pm, 400 Cory
Speaker: Prof. Christophe Moser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
January 31, 2017
12-1pm, 400 Cory
Overcoming Diffraction and Multiple-Scattering Limitations in Optical Imaging
Speaker: Prof. Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado Boulder
January 27, 2017
1:30-2:30pm, 540 Cory
Optical Design Considerations for High Conversion Efficiency in Photovoltaics
Speaker: Dr. Vidya Ganapati, Verily Life Sciences
December 6, 2016
1-2pm, 521 Cory
Temporal Coding of Volumetric Imagery
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Llull, Google Inc.
December 5, 2016
3-4pm, 400 Cory
Widely-tunable High-performance Lasers: from sophisticated optical set-ups to rugged products
Speakers: Melissa Haahr, Cobolt Inc., and Dr. Niklas Wassem, Hübner
November 8, 2016
12:30-1:30pm, 521 Cory
Nanomaterials and high-contrast metastructures for integrated optoelectronics
Speaker: Kun (Linda) Li, UC Berkeley
August 25, 2016
2-3pm, 540 Cory
Integrated polarizing couplers based on tilted gratings
Speaker: Matthew Posner, University of Southampton
August 23, 2016
2-3pm, 299 Cory
Sparsity-based Reconstruction Models for Biomedical Imaging
Speaker: Dr. Emrah Bostan, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
June 17, 2016
11am-12pm, 521 Cory
Optimizing Nanophotonics: From Waveguides to Photoreceivers
Speaker: Christopher Keraly, UC Berkeley
June 13, 2016
3-4pm, 521 Cory
Imaging at Relativistic Speeds; the new space between sensing and imaging
Speaker: Dr. Barmak Heshmat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
June 13, 2016
2-3pm, 521 Cory
Killing Rayleigh's criterion by far-field linear photonics
Speaker: Prof. Mankei Tsang, National University of Singapore
June 2, 2016
2-3pm, 521 Cory
Soft X-ray Fourier Ptychography and aerial image synthesis for EUV lithography
Speaker: Dr. Antoine Wojdyla, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
May 31, 2016
2-3pm, 521 Cory
First-photon imaging and other imaging with few photons
Speaker: Prof. Vivek Goyal, Boston University
May 18, 2016
11am-12pm, 521 Cory
Highly scalable silicon photonic switches based on waveguide crossbar with movable waveguide couplers
Speaker: Sangyoon Han, UC Berkeley
May 9, 2016
1-2pm, 400 Cory
Optical antenna enhanced spontaneous emission in semiconductors
Speaker: Kevin Messer, UC Berkeley
May 5, 2016
11-12am, 521 Cory
Confocal microscopy: past, present and future
Speaker: Dr. Colin Sheppard, Italian Insitute of Technology
March 4, 2016
3-4pm, 177 Life Sciences Addition
3D imaging and optogenetics on mice brains in vivo
Speaker: Dr. Weijian Yang, Columbia University
February 19, 2016
10-11am, 521 Cory
GPU-based rapid processing of 3-D refractive index maps of biological cells from tomographic phase microscopy
Speaker: Gili Dardikman, Tel Aviv University
February 18, 2016
10-11am, 531 Cory
Quantum photonics with ordered quantum dot and quantum wire Systems
Speaker: Prof. Eli Kapon, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
February 16, 2016
10-11am, 400 Cory
Newport Lunch and Learn: Overview of Technical Aspects of Newport Technology and Application Center (TAC) Products
Speaker: Dr. Ali Eftekhari-Bafrooei, Newport
May 21, 2015
12-1:30pm, 540 Cory
High Contrast Metastructures on Silicon for Optoelectronic Devices
Speaker: James Ferrara, UC Berkeley
May 15, 2015
3-4pm, 521 Cory
III-V Nanolaser Integration with CMOS Electronics and Silicon Photonics
Speaker: Fanglu Lu, UC Berkeley
May 15, 2015
2-3pm, 521 Cory
Inverse Design and Nano-Antennas to Advance 1 Billion Cloud Storage Drives
Speaker: Samarth Bhargava, UC Berkeley
May 15, 2015
11am-12pm, 521 Cory
Novel concepts for the generation of fs light pulses with semiconductor lasers
Speaker: Dr. Jan Balzer, Philipp-Universität Marburg
May 8, 2015
3-4pm, 531 Cory
Ultra-low energy photoreceivers for optical interconnects
Speaker: Ryan Going, UC Berkeley
May 1, 2015
3-4pm, 540 Cory
Optical Design Considerations for High Conversion Efficiency in Photovoltaics
Speaker: Vidya Ganapati, UC Berkeley
April 27, 2015
1-2pm, 299 Cory
Great careers & smartphones – enabled by lasers
Speaker: Dr. Mark Sobey, Coherent Inc.
September 17, 2014
11am-12pm, 293 Cory

Past social events and outreach

Event types: Social/networking, Outreach
Time & Location
De-Stress with Photobears!
EECS-wide, RRR week event
December 5, 2018
3-4pm, 212 Cory
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences November 29, 2018
6-10pm, Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco.
Photobears Summer 2018 BBQ August 12, 2018
12-4pm, Live Oak Park
Hike at Mt Tamalpais May 6, 2018
11am-4pm, Mt Tamalpais, Marin County, CA
Cal Day 2018 Optics Demonstrations April 21, 2018
9am-3pm, Upper Sproul Plaza
Star Wars Movie Night
December 18, 2017
8:00pm-12:00am, Cinemark Theaters, Richmond
Exploratorium After Dark: GLOW
December 7, 2017
6:30-10:00pm, The Exploratorium, San Francisco
De-Stress with Photobears!
EECS-wide, RRR week event
December 5, 2017
2-4pm, 212 Cory
Bowling Night November 14, 2017
8:00-10:00pm, Albany Bowl, Albany
Star-gazing at Chabot Observatory April 28, 2017
8:30-10:30pm, Chabot Observatories, Oakland
Cal Day 2017 Optics Demonstrations April 22, 2017
10am-3pm, Upper Sproul Plaza
Photobears Outreach at Lazer Elementary March 14, 2017
1:30-2:30pm, Lazear Charter Academy, Oakland
EECS Visit Day Ice Cream Social March 12, 2017
2pm-4pm, CREAM
Photobears/SEED Outreach December 9, 2016
3:30-4:30pm, La Escuelita Elementary School, Oakland
Photobears Fall 2016 BBQ November 13, 2016
12-4pm, Live Oak Park
After Dark at the Exploratorium
Joint networking event with Stanford OSA/SPIE Chapter
May 19, 2016
7:30-9:30pm, Exploratorium, San Francisco
Photobears/SEED Outreach March 18, 2016
3:30-4:30pm, La Escuelita Elementary School, Oakland
EECS Visit Day Frozen Yogurt Social March 6, 2016
3pm-4pm, Menchie's