William L. Valentine Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering
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, 2012-18; Professor, 2018-23; Valentine Professor, 2023-.
Research Group Matters
224 Watson Laboratory
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.
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