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The Charles C. Tillinghast Jr. '32 University Professor, Engineering and Physics. Prior to coming to Brown University in 1999, he was the Nortel Chair in Emerging Technologies and James Ham Chair in Optoelectronics, and served as the Director of Nortel Institute of Telecommunications at the University of Toronto.
Made a Fellow of AAAS, APS, Guggenheim, IEEE, and InstP (UK), he is interested in nanoscale science and technology, quantum electronics and photonics, optics, semiconductor lasers, electro-optics, and collective behaviors of large coupled systems. His ongoing research includes carbon nanotube structures; diamond nanowires, ultrafast-LEDs, lasers, synthesis, fabrication and study of mesoscopic and quantum structures and arrays made from metals, superconducting, molecules and semiconductors. In collaboration with biologists and industry, he has on-going exploration in light-human interaction, nanotube drug delivery, living-composite for bone implants and physics of redox processes in proteins and cells.
Over 250 refereed journal papers and over 270 invited talks at conferences, seminars, colloquia, plenary and keynote speeches in the areas of nano and quantum structures, photonics and physics in USA, Canada, France, Korea, China, and other regions and countries. Holds 20 patents. Supervised 25 Ph.D. theses, 30 Master Degree theses and 24 postdoctoral fellows. Currently supervising 5 Ph.D students and 4 postdoctoral fellows and research associates. 18 of former and current students won 21 international, national, and university awards and prizes for their research accomplishments. Served and serving as adviser and advisory boards and committees of government agencies, labs, and companies and firms in USA, Canada, Korea, and China.
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