Prof. Wei Jiang selected for the 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award

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ECE Assistant Professor Wei Jiang recently was selected as a recipient of Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) 2012 Young Faculty Award. The research project Prof. Jiang proposed was entitled "High Speed Spatial Light Modulator with Flexible Processing." This project aims at developing a high speed spatial light modulator on a silicon chip. An innovative architecture is proposed to tackle the speed issues of spatial light modulators from a new angle, built upon Prof. Jiang's research expertise in silicon photonics and photonic crystals. Such a spatial light modulator can potentially have major impact on real-time signal/image processing, or even lead to a new paradigm of high performance optical computing.

Prof. Jiang joined Rutgers faculty in 2007. His research in the first silicon photonic crystal modulator was widely reported by EE Times, Nature Photonics, Laser Focus World, NASA Tech Brief, and many other media sources.

Dr. Dario Pompili was also selected for the 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award, click here to read more.