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Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering 
Light-matter interaction, silicon photonics, porous silicon biosensors, nanotechnology, nanocomposite materials

Jason Valentine, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering 
Optical metamaterials, plasmonics, transformation optics, nanophotonics, nanoimaging, active photonics, gradient index optics, high spatial resolution bioimaging and sensing, solar energy conversion, scalable 3D nanomanufacturing.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Applications of optical techniques for diagnosis of pathology. Primary research areas use of fluorescence and Raman spectroscopics for cancer and precancer detection.

Philippe Fauchet, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering
Photonics, energy, and the semiconductor/biology interface, all using silicon-based nanoscience and nanotechnology