John Bowers Bio

Professor Bowers’ research interests are in energy efficiency and in the development of optoelectronic devices for the next generation of optical networks. His research interests include silicon photonics and integrated circuits, optical switching, the design of quantum well structures for high speed light generation and detection, and the design of high speed time division multiplexed systems and devices. Prior to joining UCSB in 1987, Professor Bowers worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories on semiconductor lasers and photodetectors. Professor Bowers is Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency and a member of the Technology Management Program (TMP).

Research Areas: Energy efficiency, optoelectronic devices, silicon photonics, integrated circuits, optical switching, the design of quantum well structures for high speed light generation and detection, and the design of high speed time division multiplexed systems and devices.

Available Technologies Developed by Professor Bowers:

Awards:

  • 2009 Kavli Chair for Nanotechnology
  • 2009 OSA 2009 Nick Holonyak, Jr., Award
  • 2007 IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies Best Paper of 2006 Award
  • 2006 Discover Magazine list of top 100 achievments
  • 2006 PC World Technical Excellence Award for Best Semiconductor Technology
  • 2005 National Academy of Engineering
  • 2002 Fellow of the Optical Society of America
  • 1996 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1996 IEEE Leos William Streifer Award
  • 1995 Board of Governors, IEEE Lasers and Electro-optics Society
  • 1994 Fellow, IEEE
  • 1992 Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE
  • 1988 Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation

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