Prof. MIckelson's research is focused on communication, both the device research that drives communication system innovation, the use of the resulting technology in systems and the application of the systems. The device effort is that of in house measurement and analysis of silicon on insulator nanophotonic components. In house designs are fabricated in outside foundries and then evaluated in house again. This device work is highly interdisciplinary as is the work in applications of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Green Energy Initiatives. The ICT effort includes working with the IEEE Smart Villages (ISV) program. The ISV program has recently funded a testbed located on our campus that can be used to test Wi-Fi Long Distance (WiLD) networks before deploying in remote areas such as the upcoming deployment in Papua New Guinea. Work with the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee is presently bringing solar power and green energy training to rural Haiti.
integrated optics, electro optic materials and devices, silicon on insulator (SoI) devices, semiconductor lasers, nanophotonic devices for communications and computing, optical communications, fiber optics, information and communications technology, information and communications technology for development, microwave communication systems, embedded systems, plasmonic metamaterials, heterogeneous optoelectronic integration, renewable energy technology,