Arkadiy Lyakh

Principal Investigator
Professor Arkadiy Lyakh earned his B.S. and M.S. in Applied Physics and Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He went on to earn a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida. He went on to become the Director of High Performance Quantum Cascade Lasers at Pranalytica from 2007 to 2015. Arkadiy joined UCF as an Assistant Professor in the NanoSicence Technology Center and CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics.

Enrique Sanchez

Research Assistant
Enrique Sanchez is an Optics Ph.D candidate at CREOL.

Luke Milbocker

Research Assistant
Luke Milbocker is an Optics Ph.D student at CREOL.

Rowel Go

Research Assistant
Rowel Go earned his Masters in Optics in 2019. He is an Electrical Engineering Ph.D candidate at UCF.

Jonathan Brescia

Research Assistant
Jonathan Brescia is an Optics Ph.D student at CREOL.

Monas Shahzad

Research Scientist
Monas obtained his M.S & PhD in Physics as a Fulbright scholar in University of Central Florida, USA under the supervision of Prof. Robert E Peale.

Matthew Suttinger

Research Assistant
Matthew Suttinger is a Florida native with a B.S. in both Mathematics and Physics, and a M.S. in Optics from the University of Central Florida, with a background in simulation and computational physics. He is currently working as part of Dr. Arkadiy Lyakh’s group studying efficient, high power Quantum Cascade Lasers.

Dagan Hathaway

Research Assistant
Dagan Hathaway is an Optics Ph.D student at CREOL.

Former Members

Ankesh Todi

Research Assisntant
Ankesh graduated with a Master of Science in Nanotechnology in 2017.

Ahmad Azim

Research Assistant
Ahmad Azim graduated with a Master of Science in Optics in 2019.

Pedro Figueiredo

Research Scientist
Dr. Pedro Figueiredo graduated with a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Central Florida. He later served as a post doctoral researcher for the group from 2017-2018.

Hong Shu

Research Scientist
Dr. Hong Shu was born and grew up in Sichuan, China. He received his B.S. in physics in 1992 from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and received his PhD in Physics in 2003 from CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers) of the University of Central Florida. After obtaining his PhD, he has been conducting research in university, doing research and development in industry, and teaching. His work has been focused on optics and photonics. He is the author of numerous published journal and conference papers.

2018 Intersubband Optoelectronics Lab