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Mickelson, Alan R Associate Professor


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research overview

  • 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 directing the IEEE Smart Villages (ISV) Operations Committee. The ISV program has 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 Maasai Mara of Kenya. Work with the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee has brought solar power and green energy training to rural Haiti as well as to a refugee camp in Zambia.


  • 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,


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courses taught

  • APPM 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 2410 Renewable Sources and Efficient Electrical Energy Systems (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 8990 Doctoral Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 1500 Sustainable Energy (Fall 2018)
  • ECEN 5645 Introduction to Optical Electronics (Fall 2018)
  • ECEN 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • APPM 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ECEN 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • ECEN 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ECEN 8990 Doctoral Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • TLEN 5920 Independent Study (Spring 2018)


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