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Postdoc Available
We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral scholars with excellent academic records. Applicable projects are primarily focused on ultrafast imaging for biomedical applications. Interested candidates should read the jobs page and send their CV to David Borlaug.
Research Opportunities
Exciting projects are available for postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students. Postdocs and students with fellowships will be given priority. Interested candidates should read the jobs page and send their CV to David Borlaug.
People
The JALALI-LAB @ UCLA consists of the director, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, development engineers, undergraduate students, and visiting scientists. The JALALI-LAB occasionally hires undergraduate students as interns. We currently have open research positions and are accepting applications from interested candidates.
Director

Bahram Jalali, Ph.D.
Professor, Northrop Grumman Endowed Chair
Departments of Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering
Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine
California NanoSystems Institute
email: jalali [ at ] ucla.edu
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Postdoctoral Researchers
Eric Diebold, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering
California NanoSystems Institute
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Duke
email: ediebold [ at ] ucla.edu
Mohammad H. Asghari, Ph.D.
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, INRS-EMT
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif
B.S., Electrical Engineering, KNTU
email: asghari [ at ] ucla.edu
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Jost Adam, Ph.D.
German Research Fellow
Department of Electrical Engineering
California NanoSystems Institute
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, CAU zu Kiel
M.S., Mathematics, CAU zu Kiel
email: adam [ at ] ee.ucla.edu
Staff Scientists
Daniel R. Solli, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Physics, Berkeley
B.S., Physics, Berkeley
email: solli [ at ] ucla.edu
Graduate Students
David Borlaug
Department of Electrical Engineering
M.S., Electrical Engineering, UCLA
B.S., Electrical Engineering, UCSB
email: dborlaug [ at ] ucla.edu
Ata Mahjoubfar
Department of Electrical Engineering
California NanoSystems Institute
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Tehran
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tehran
email: ata [ at ] ee.ucla.edu
Peter DeVore
Department of Physics
M.S., Physics, UCLA
B.S., Physics, Berkeley
email: pdevore [ at ] ucla.edu
Claire Chen
Department of Bioengineering
B.S., Optical Engineering, Fudan
email: lchen [ at ] seas.ucla.edu
Cejo Lonappan
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.Tech., Electronics & Communication Engneering, MEC
email: cejo [ at ] ucla.edu
Daniel Lam
Department of Electrical Engineering
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
B.S., Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
email: dwlam [ at ] ucla.edu
Jacky Chan
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Nanoengineering, University of Waterloo
email: jckchan [ at ] ucla.edu
Cathy (Yunshan) Jiang
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Zhejiang University, Optical Engineering, 2013
email: yunshanjiang [ at ] gmail.com
Haeri Park
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
email: wawa610 [ at ] ucla.edu
Najva Akbari
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Electrical Engineering, UCLA
email: njakbari [ at ] ucla.edu
Visiting Scientists
Leon (Huashun) Wen
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Ph.D. Student

B.S. Communications Engineering
email: wenhs1055 [ at ] gmail.com
Tony (Haochen) Yuan
Peking University
Undergraduate Student

email: halcyonyuan [ at ] gmail.com
Kevin (Hongbiao) Gao
TsingHua University
Ph.D. Student

email: ghb10 [ at ] mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
Undergraduate Students
Jim Lin
Department of Physics
email: ljh304 [ at ] ucla.edu
Li-Chia (Jerry) Tai
Department of Physics
email: talktotai [ at ] gmail.com
Allen Huang
Department of Electrical Engineering
email: huang.allen [ at ] gmail.com
Christopher Carmona
Department of Physics
email: carmona.christopher [ at ] gmail.com
Richie Nagi
Department of Physics
email: richienagi [ at ] gmail.com
Michael Lynch
Department of Computer Science / Physics
email: michaellynch628 [ at ] gmail.com
Kate (Jiawen) Feng
Department of Electrical Engineering
email: fengj [ at ] ucla.edu
Ryan Baker
Department of Electrical Engineering
email: ryanwbaker [ at ] ucla.edu
Andrew Chan
Department of Electrical Engineering
email: ackchan [ at ] ucla.edu
Alumni
Brandon Buckley
Former Graduate Student

Department of Physics
Ph.D., Physics, UCLA
M.S., Physics, UCLA
B.S., Physics, Cornell
email: buckley1729 [ at ] gmail.com
Akhil Shah, Ph.D.
Former Staff Scientist

Department of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Physics, UCLA
B.S., Physics, UCLA
email: akhil137 [ at ] gmail.com
Akio Yazaki
Former Visiting Scientist

Hitachi Corporation
Staff Scientist

M.S., Physics, Chuo University
B.S., Physics, Chuo University
email: akiosushi.nandesu [ at ] gmail.com
Fausto Rendon
Former Undergraduate Student

email: fausto.rendon [ at ] ucla.edu
Chanju (CJ) Kim
Former Masters Student

email: ddrcjkim [ at ] gmail.com
Jeff Chen
Former Masters Student

email: chenyiqun0523 [ at ] ucla.edu
Sien (Grace) Mao
Former Undergraduate Student

email: sienmao [ at ] rocketmail.com
Kuhan Muniam
Former Undergraduate Student

email: kuhanmuniam [ at ] gmail.com
Farid Fayaz
Former Graduate Student

RF Design Engineer at Blue Danube Labs, Warren, NJ
M.S., Microwave & Photonics, Sharif
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif
email: faridfayaz [ at ] ucla.edu
Taira Miyatake
Former Undergraduate Student

Department of Mechano Informatics Engineering, Univ of Tokyo
email: tairamiyatake [ at ] gmail.com
Xi (Nancy) Li
Former Undergraduate Student

Department of BioEngineering
email: xi.nancy.li [ at ] gmail.com
Zhenzhou (Aaron) Cheng
Former Exchange Student

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ph.D. Candidate
M.S., Optics, Nankai University
B.S., Physics, Nankai University
email: zhenzhoucheng [ at ] gmail.com
Koichiro Kishima, Ph.D.
Former Visiting Scientist

Sony corporation, Senior manager
Ph.D., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
email: koichiro.kishima [ at ] jp.sony.com
Abe Ellison
Former Undergraduate Student

Department of Electrical Engineering
email: ellisona [ at ] ucla.edu
Karma Sonam Bhutia (Former Graduate Student)
Design Engineer at Silicon Labs, Austin, Tx
email: karma.nitc [ at ] gmail.com
Adam Schwartz (Former High School Intern)
email: schwartz.adam1 [ at ] gmail.com
Sean Huang (Former Lab Assistant)
Department of Electrical Engineering
email: hyprul [ at ] ucla.edu
Chao Wang, Ph.D. (Former Postdoctoral Researcher)
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Electronic Systems
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
University of Kent
Homepage
email: c.wang [ at ] kent [ dot] ac.uk
link
Jason Liu (Former Undergraduate Student)
Department of Chemical Engineering
email: jayqliu [ at ] ucla.edu
James Chung (Former Undergraduate Student)
Department of Chemical Engineering
email: jamessc [ at ] ucla.edu
Hongwei Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Tsinghua University
Homepage
email: chenhw [ at ] tsinghua.edu.cn
link
Kam Yan Hon, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Senior Engineer
Luxtera
email: kamyan [ at ] ucla.edu
Keisuke Goda, Ph.D. (Former Program Manager)
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Tokyo
Homepage
email: goda [ at ] chem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
link
Rebecca Brown (Former Undergraduate Student)
Medical Student
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
email: rebeccabrown3 [ at ] gmail.com
Nora Brackbill (Former Undergraduate Student)
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
Graduate Student
Department of Physics
Stanford University
Homepage
email: nbrackbill [ at ] gmail.com
link
Jagannath Sadasivam (Former Graduate Student)
Senior Design Engineer
Microsemi Corporation
Homepage
email: jagannath.s3 [ at ] gmail.com
link
Ali Fard, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
email: motafakk [ at ] ee.ucla.edu
Niusha Sarkhosh, Ph.D. (Former Postdoctoral Researcher)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Shimon Weiss Group
UCLA
email: niusha [ at ] ucla.edu
Zhongwei Tan, Ph.D. (Former Visiting Scientist)
Associate Professor
Institute of Lightwave Technology
Beijing Jiaotong University
email: tanzwei [ at ] hotmail.com
Alexander Weidel (Former Visiting Scientist)
Graduate Student
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
email: A.Weidel [ at ] ucla.edu
Ali Ayazi, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electrical Engineering
Nanophotonics Laboratory
University of Washington
email: ali.ayazi [ at ] gmail.com
Kevin K. Tsia, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Applied Life Photonics Laboratory
University of Hong Kong
email: tsia [ at ] hku.hk
link
Shalabh Gupta, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
email: shalabh [ at ] ee.ucla.edu
link
Ozdal Boyraz, Ph.D. (Former Postdoctoral Researcher)
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
email: oboyraz [ at ] uci.edu
link
Sasan Fathpour, Ph.D. (Former Postdoctoral Researcher)
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Integrated Photonics & Energy Solutions Laboratory
University of Central Florida
email: fathpour [ at ] creol.ucf.edu
link
Varun Raghunathan, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Agilent, (Santa Clara, CA)
email: varunr196 [ at ] gmail.com
Prakash Koonath, Ph.D. (Former Postdoctoral Researcher)
Senior Engineer
OE Waves, Inc.
email: prakash.koonath [ at ] gmail.com
Jason Chou, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
email: chou8 [ at ] llnl.gov
Gilbert Fu (Former Undergraduate Student)
Graduate Student
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
Omer Malik (Former Undergraduate Student)
Graduate Student
Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University
Alan Quach (Former Undergraduate Student)
Graduate Student
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
Evan Chen (Former Undergraduate Student)
Graduate Student
Department of Electrical Engineering
Duke University
Adam Weinstein (Former High School Intern)
Undergraduate Student
Princeton University
email: adw9911 [ at ] yahoo.com
Daniela Grasso (Former Visiting Scientist)
Researcher
email: dani.el [ at ] alice.it
Rick C. J. Hsu (Former Graduate Student)
Broadcom
Dimitri Dimitropoulos (Former Graduate Student)
Imagination Technologies, (London, UK)
Yan Han, Ph.D. (Former Graduate Student)
Infinera
Daniel Kim (Former Graduate Student)
Software Engineer
Carbon Design Systems, Inc.
email: daniel.sanghkim [ at ] gmail.com
Crystal Yang (Former Visiting Scientist)
Graduate Student
University of Science and Technology of China
email: crystaly [ at ] ee.ucla.edu
Steffen Moessner (Former Visiting Scientist)
Research Scientist
email: smoessner [ at ] ucla.edu
Collaborators
Keisuke Goda - GODA Lab at Univ. Tokyo
Hongwei Chen - Tsinghua University
Aydogan Ozcan - Biophotonics at UCLA
Manuel Penichet - Surgical Oncology and Immunology at UCLA
Dino Di Carlo - Microfluidic Biotechnology at UCLA
Diana Huffaker - Integrated Nano-Materials at UCLA
Katsushi Arisaka - Biophysics at UCLA
Tatsuo Ito - Microwave Electronics at UCLA
William H. Steier - Polymer Photonics at USC
Alan E. Willner - Optical Communications at USC
Carlos Portera-Cailliau - Neuroscience at UCLA
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