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Tingyi Gu

Associate Professor

About Tingyi Gu

Prof. Gu’s research focuses on integrated photonic devices, developing optical components with new materials for optical communication and sensing applications. She investigates the physics of silicon based hybrid nanophotonic devices, and characterizes their potential for large-scale integration, high speed on-chip signal processing and sensing applications. ​Her work studies nonconventional photonic and electronic properties of nanostructured materials built by different integration techniques, and aims to build a scalable integrated photonic system.

Prof. Gu joined the ECE faculty in fall 2016. She received a B.S. with honors in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University. For her Ph.D., she worked on silicon based nanophotonic and optoelectronic devices. She has held positions at the Center for High Technology Materials in the University of New Mexico, Zhejiang University in China, and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs and Princeton University in NJ. At Bell labs, she worked in Dr. Y. K. Chen’s group on silicon photonic network-on-chip systems. She completed postdoctoral research in the Large-Scale Integrated Photonics research group led by Raymond G. Beausoleil at Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA, studying large-scale nonlinear photonic circuits. She also completed postdoctoral work with Prof. Craig B. Arnold at Princeton University, studying solution processed chalcogenide materials. Gu’s research is reported in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature PhotonicsACS photonicsACS Nano etc.
She has also delivered many invited talks at universities and to industry.

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Phone: 302-831-3846