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Michael Eggleston

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Member of Technical Staff


PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2015.
BS, Electrical Engineering and Physics (double majors), Iowa State University, 2009.


Michael S. Eggleston received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Iowa State University in 2009. In 2015, he received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation explored the use of optical antennas to enhance the rate of spontaneous emission in nanoLEDs to create an ultra high-speed, efficient, nano-optical emitter. His research interests include the design and testing of integrated Silicon Photonics and nanophontonics for high-speed energy-efficient light emitters and optical links. He is currently researching new methods to optically sense what is inside the body and in its immediate surroundings using such techniques as optical coherence tomography (OCT), spectroscopy, Raman scattering, and LIDAR.

Research Interests

  • Materials Science
  • Modulation & Multiplexing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical Devices

Honors and Awards

§ David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize: awarded annually to a UC Berkeley EECS Department graduate student who has completed what is deemed by a faculty committee to be a truly outstanding piece of research. (May 2015)

§ Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award: awarded to recognize superior work and scholarship in the characterization, development and/or use of semiconductor, magnetic, optical or electronic materials by a graduate student or students pursuing such areas of inquiry at the University of California, Berkeley. (May 2014)

§ Best Student Paper, 1st Place. IEEE Photonics Conference 2013. (September 2013).

Selected Articles and Publications

1.) M. S. Eggleston. "Metal Optics Based nanoLEDs: In Search of a Fast, Efficient, Nanoscale Light Emitter." UC Berkeley, EECS Department Ph.D. Dissertation (2015). http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2015/EECS-2015-122.pdf

2.) M. S. Eggleston and M. C. Wu, "Efficient Coupling of an Antenna-Enhanced nanoLED into an Integrated InP Waveguide." Nano Lett., 15 (5), 2015.

3.) M. S. Eggleston, K. Messer, L. Zhang, E. Yablonovitch, and M. C. Wu, “Optical Antenna Enhanced Spontaneous Emission.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 112, no. 6, pp. 1704-1799, Feb. 2015.