People

Professor

Dr. Amy C. FosterACF_Portrait
I am an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University. My expertise is in the nanoscale design and control of silicon-based photonic devices for optical interactions. I work on developing integrated photonic devices for next generation communication systems at both the on-chip and off-chip level. I also have interest in utilizing integrated photonics for lab-on-a-chip applications. I received my M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2007 and 2009 and my B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo in 2003. (Email: amy.foster@jhu.edu)

PhD Students

Neil MacFarlane
Neil MacFarlane graduated in December of 2016 from Villanova University with a BS in electrical engineering. He joined the ECE department at Johns Hopkins in the fall of 2017. Neil’s research interests are integrated photonics and CMOS compatible optics. In his free time he enjoys running and watching professional basketball and football. (Email: nmacfar2@jhu.edu)

Ruidong Xue
Ruidong Xue graduated in June of 2018 from Nankai University with a BS in physics. He joined the ECE department at Johns Hopkins in the fall of 2018. His research interests include integrated photonics and nano-fabrication. He has two years of simulation experience in nano photonics and currently dedicates to experimental demonstrations of his idea. He likes soccer in his spare time and Cristiano Ronaldo is his favorite star. (Email: xruidon1@jhu.edu)

David Irvine
David Irvine graduated from the South Hudson Institute of Technology with a BS in electrical engineering.  He joined the ECE department at Johns Hopkins in the fall of 2018. His research interests include integrated photonics and nano-fabrication.  He enjoys the outdoors and running in his spare time.  (Email: dirvine4@jhu.edu)

Past members

Brian Grubel 

Michael Kossey

Kangmei Li (now at Corning)

Hongcheng Sun (now at Infinera)

Shannon Alt (now at Archbishop Spalding High School)

Ke-Yao Wang (now at Inphi)

Dr. Leila Yousefi (now at the University of Tehran)