Optical & Electronic Smart Materials

Optical and Electronic Smart Materials are the materials that are connected and related with light and electricity. It includes the study, design and manufacturing of smart materials that convert electrical signals into light signals and light signals to electrical signals and the devices which converts is called as an optoelectronic device. Optoelectronics intensifies on the quantum mechanical effects of light on electronic materials, and also in the presence of electric fields, i.e. semiconductors. Optoelectronic technologies consist of laser systems, remote sensing systems, fiber optic communications, optical information systems, and electric eyes medical diagnostic systems.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to

  • Optical detectors
  • Optical imaging devices
  • Optical modulators
  • Organic light-emitting devices
  • Organic-inorganic interfaces
  • Piezotronics
  • Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS)
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS)
  • Spintronics
  • Quantum electronics
  • Ferroelectrics