Cardenas Lab

Cardenas Lab
Cardenas Lab2022-03-08T10:59:02-05:00
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We manipulate light inside chips that fit on the tip of a needle

Welcome To Cardenas Lab

Cardenas Lab is a fun research group working to transform how people do science and technology using nanoscale optical devices.

We do optics on a chip by engineering structures at the nanoscale level using microfabrication techniques.

We work with any materials needed for our application ranging from recently discovered 2D materials all the way to glass.

Some examples of the questions we want to answer or problems we want to solve are:

  • How do living cells work?
  • How do you package photonic devices for low cost and high volume applications?
  • What tools can be conceived and built that will revolutionize other scientific fields such as neuroscience, cellular biology, or astronomy?
  • What new platform will revolutionize nanophotonics?

In our lab you will design and fabricate nanophotonic devices to solve (or answer) some of today’s challenging problems (or questions).

Who We Are

To prepare students for their career goals in industry or academia.

To revolutionize science and technology in interdisciplinary fields using photonics.

To transform the field of photonics using novel materials, techniques, and devices.

Our current research areas are in novel optical materials and devices and bionanophotonics. See our research page for more details.
If you are already a student at the University of Rochester, please visit our join our team page.

To become a student at The Institute of Optics, please follow the instructions given here to apply.

Latest News

03/09/2022

Juniyali got awarded the 2022 Corning Women in Optical Fiber Communications Scholarship at OFC. This scholarship is a merit-based prize recognizing outstanding women studying optical communications and networking. Congratulations!! Check it out here

03/04/2022

Visited friends in NYC - Lipson Nanophotonics Group at Columbia University - Voyant Photonics - Guarang and Ipshita

03/04/2022

Professor Cardenas gave a zoom talk for the ECE Graduate Seminar at TUFTS. Thanks to Professor Aseema Mohanty for the invitation.

03/01/2022

We want to thank President Manglesdorf and Dean Heinzelman for stopping by our lab during their visit to The Institute of Optics.

02/24/2022

Kudos to Marissa for passing her proposal exam. Congratulations!

02/23/2022

More than 500 student-led startups from around the world applied to compete in the 2022 Rice Business Plan Competition—the world’s largest and richest student startup competition. We are super excited to be amongst the 42 [...]

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