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Philippe M. Fauchet
Administrative Assistant: Vicki Herberling
Professor Philippe Fauchet has more than 25 years of experience in silicon photonics, nanoscience and nanotechnology with silicon quantum dots, biosensors, electroluminescent materials and devices, and optical diagnostics. His research on porous Si and nanoscale Si, and their application to LEDs and displays, biosensors, nanoelectronic devices, and optical interconnects has led to dozens of plenary, invited, and contributed publications, and numerous invited conference presentations and seminars in North America, Japan, and Europe. Over the past five years, a significant fraction of his group has been working toward the development of silicon-based lasers and silicon photonic components such as modulators and switches for use in optical interconnects. He has chaired many symposia and conferences devoted to various topics in his field of interest, including Group Four Photonics in 2005, and given many tutorials and short courses. Dr. Fauchet received an IBM Faculty Development Award in 1985, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1987, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 1988, and the 1990-1993 Prix Guibal & Devillez for his work on porous silicon. Dr. Fauchet is the author of nearly 400 publications, and has edited nine books. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the IEEE, and serves on various boards for industrial and governmental entities.
Dr. Fauchet was the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from April, 1998 to June, 2004. In 1998, he created the Center for Future Health and served as its founding director until December, 2004. The Center includes faculty members from many disciplines, including Engineering and Science departments and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. It is supported by a consortium of companies, foundations, and governmental agencies. In the 1980's, Professor Fauchet was one of the originators of Princeton University's Center for Photonics and Opto-Electronic Materials. In the 1990's, he created and ran the Femtosecond Laser Facility at the University of Rochester's Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging. More recently, he has spearheaded the integration of the University of Rochester's research efforts in energy, with the aim of creating a permanent Energy Research Institute.