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Northwestern Engineering’s Manijeh Razeghi Featured by SPIE

Razeghi’s discussed “Life, the Universe and Everything,” for SPIE’s Lasers & Sources section

Manijeh RazeghiSPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, featured Northwestern Engineering’s Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in its website’s Lasers & Sources section with the story, “Life, the Universe, and Everything: A Chat with Pioneering Physicist Manijeh Razeghi.”

Razeghi is a leading scientist in the field of semiconductor science and technology. As director of the Center for Quantum Devices at the McCormick School of Engineering, she leads the laboratory in pursuing academic excellence and high-level research in compound semiconductor science and nanotechnology. The center’s scientific research involves developing an understanding of the physics of new semiconductor crystals for novel applications and realizing advanced semiconductor devices such as lasers, photodetectors, transistors, waveguides, and switches.

"By looking at the universe, we discovered the Sun and the Earth and the Moon, and then other planets and stars. But now, with our new technology, we are finding that there are many, many universes beyond our own,” she is quoted in the article. “Whether we study the smallest scales or the largest scales of science, we find that the elements in nature are much more complicated than we first thought and understood."

Razeghi is the 2018 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering and chair of the Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics conference at SPIE Photonics West 2019.

SPIE was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies and serves more than 264,000 constituents from 166 countries. The organization works to advance emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

Read the story on the SPIE website.