Khurgin appointed Kenan Visiting Professor
Prof. Jacob Khurgin of Johns Hopkins University has been appointed as the William R. Kenan, Jr. Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching. Prof. Khurgin is hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering. This fall he will teach ELE 353, Fundamental Principals of Optical and Electronic Devices: How Physics Makes Devices Work. Prof. Khurgin graduated with an M.S. degree in optics from the Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1979. In 1980 he immigrated to the US, and joined Philips Research Laboratories, of Philips Electronics N.V., in Briarcliff Manor, NY. He worked at Philips eight years working on miniature solid-state lasers, II-VI semiconductor lasers, various display and lighting fixtures, x-ray imaging, and small appliances, while pursuing his graduate studies at Polytechnic Institute of New York. In 1987 he received his Ph.D. in electrophysics. In January 1988, he joined the Electrical Engineering department of Johns Hopkins University where he is currently a tenured faculty member. Currently, Prof. Khurgin is working in the areas of mid-infrared lasers and detectors, plasmonics, laser cooling, rf photonics, IR detectors, phonon engineering for high-frequency transistors, coherent optical communications, and slow light propagation. His publications include six book chapters, over 210 papers in referred journals and 14 patents. Prof. Khurgin is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.