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.

PEOPLE

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

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

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

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

Staff Scientists

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

 

Daniel R. Solli, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Physics, Berkeley
B.S., Physics, Berkeley
email: solli [ at ] ucla.edu

Graduate Students

 

Cejo Konuparamban Lonappan
Department of Electrical Engineering
MS, Electrical Engineering, UCLA
B.Tech., ECE, Model Engineering College, Kochi, Kerala
email: cejo [ at ] ucla.edu

Visiting Scholars

Cathy (Yunshan) Jiang
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Zhejiang University, Optical Engineering, 2013
email: yunshanjiang [ at ] gmail.com

Madhuri Suthar
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.Tech., ECE, ISM Dhanbad
email: madhurisuthar@ucla.edu

Amy (Yutong) Lu
Department of Electrical Engineering 
B.S., Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
email: amylyt@ucla.edu

 

Ali Ayazi, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist

(Former Graduate Student)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electrical Engineering
Nanophotonics Laboratory
University of Washington
email: ali.ayazi [ at ] gmail.com

Yukin(Yueqin) Li
Visiting Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student
Institute of Lightwave Technology 
Beijing Jiaotong University 
email: yukinleeing[ at ] gmail.com

Sifeng He
Visiting Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student
Center for Photonics and Electronics 
Department of Precision Instruments 
Tsinghua University 
email: hsf215kg[ at ] gmail.com

Zhuoya Bai
Visiting Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student
Institute of Lightwave Technology 
Beijing Jiaotong University 
email: zhuoyabai[ at ] hotmail.com

Sally (Saili) Zhao
Visiting Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student
College of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering 
Hunan University 
email: zhaosaili521[ at ]gmail.com

Tianwei Jiang
Visiting Scientist

Assistant Professor 
Beijing university of Posts and Telecommunications 
State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical communications 
email: twj[ at ]ucla.edu

Akito Chiba
Ph.D. 
Visiting Scientist

Assistant Professor 
Faculty of Science and Technology
Gunma University
email: akito.chiba[ at ]osamember.org

Jonathan Mendelson
Visiting Student

Student
Brentwood High School 
Los Angeles 
email: jmendelson2018[ at ] bwscampus.com

 

Wai Ting (Carol) Hung
Department of Physics
email: carolhungwt [ at ] ucla [ dot ] edu

Alumni

 

Jacky Chan, Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student

Post Doc, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

M.S., Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA
B.S., Nanoengineering, University of Waterloo
email: jckchan [ at ] ucla.edu

Sebastian (Nino) Karpf 
Former PostDoc
Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Department of Electrical Engineering
email: nino.karpf [ at ] ucla.edu

Ata Mahjoubfar, Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student and PostDoc

Department of Electrical Engineering
California NanoSystems Institute
Ph.D., UCLA
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Tehran
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tehran
email: ata [ at ] ee.ucla.edu
link

Ali Ayazi, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist

(Former Graduate Student)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electrical Engineering
Nanophotonics Laboratory
University of Washington
email: ali.ayazi [ at ] gmail.com

Undergraduate Students

David Borlaug, Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student

Senior PIC Development Engineer at Infinera 

M.S., Electrical Engineering, UCLA
B.S., Electrical Engineering, UCSB
email: dborlaug [ at ] ucla.edu

Claire Chen, Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student

Application Engineer at Lumentum 

Department of Bioengineering
B.S., Optical Engineering, Fudan
email: lchen [ at ] seas.ucla.edu

Kevin (Hongbiao) Gao
Former Visiting Scientist

TsingHua University
Ph.D. Student

email: ghb10 [ at ] mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

Tony (Haochen) Yuan
Former Undergrad
Morgan Stanley

Peking University
Undergraduate Student

email: halcyonyuan [ at ] gmail.com

Li-Chia (Jerry) Tai
Former Undergrad
Ph.D. Student at UCB

Department of Physics
email: talktotai [ at ] gmail.com

Najva Akbari
Former Grad Student
Ph.D. Student at Cornell

Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Electrical Engineering, UCLA
email: njakbari [ at ] ucla.edu

Vahid Asadpour, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering
Former PostDoc
Industry in Iran

Ph.D., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology - Tehran Polytechnic
Master's Degree, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology - Tehran Polytechnic
email: v [ dot ] asadpour [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com

Jost Adam, Ph.D.
Former Postdoc

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

Peter DeVore, Ph.D.
Former Grad Student

Department of Physics
M.S., Physics, UCLA
B.S., Physics, Berkeley
email: pdevore [ at ] ucla.edu

Daniel Lam, Ph.D.
Former Grad Student

Department of Electrical Engineering
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
B.S., Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
email: dwlam [ at ] ucla.edu

Haeri Park
Former Grad Student

Department of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
email: wawa610 [ at ] ucla.edu

Jim Lin
Former Undergrad

Department of Physics
email: ljh304 [ at ] ucla.edu

Allen Huang
Former Undergrad

Department of Electrical Engineering
email: huang.allen [ at ] gmail.com

Christopher Carmona
Former Undegrad

Department of Physics
email: carmona.christopher [ at ] gmail.com

Richie Nagi
Former Undergrad

Department of Physics
email: richienagi [ at ] gmail.com

Michael Lynch
Former Undergrad

Department of Computer Science / Physics
email: michaellynch628 [ at ] gmail.com

Kate (Jiawen) Feng
Former Undergrad

Department of Electrical Engineering
email: fengj [ at ] ucla.edu

Ryan Baker
Former Undergrad

Department of Electrical Engineering
email: ryanwbaker [ at ] ucla.edu

Andrew Chan
Former Undegrad

Department of Electrical Engineering
email: ackchan [ at ] ucla.edu

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

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