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Optical Science and
Technology Center

Fatima Toor

Assistant Professor, Researcher
Electrical and Computer Engineering
116 IATL
Member Since: 

Joined the College of Engineering: 




Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2009

M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2006

B.S., Double major in Physics and Engineering Science, Smith College, 2004


Special Fields of Knowledge: 

Semiconductor optoelectronics, electromagnetic theory, solid state physics, quantum optics, nano/micro fabrication.

Present Research Interests: 

Development of novel III-V and Si based optoelectronic devices and systems for applications in chemical sensing, biomedical imaging, and energy generation.

Publications, Citations, h-index, i10-index (provided by Google Scholar): 

Most recent publications

Citation Record


Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 

Member, IEEE, Photonics Society; Optical Society of America; American Physical Society; Sigma Xi Research Honors Society; Society of Women Engineers