Andrei Faraon

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2004; M.S., Stanford University, 2009; Ph.D., 2009. Visiting Associate, Caltech, 2011-12; Assistant Professor, 2012-.

Tel: 626-395-3086

Research Group
Personal Page

Research Overview

Andrei Faraon's research is in integrated optics. He is working on developing on-chip optical devices for bio-sensing, and neural implants for opto-genetic applications. The bio-sensing devices integrate optical networks and micro-fluidics, where optical resonators are used to monitor bio-chemical reactions in micro-fluidic chambers. The neural implants integrate optics and electronics. Optical waveguides are used to deliver light that excites or inhibits neuronal activity using opto-genetic techniques, while electrodes record action potentials at the same location.
Medical Engineering