Jaime earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Optical Science and Engineering. His research was in single air interface bends and waveguide microcantilevers. After two years as a process engineer, and three years as a Postdoctoral researcher in the Nanophotonics group, Jaime is now research associate in the Lipson Nanophotonics Group.
Raphael received the B. Eng. (2007) and Ph.D. (2012) degrees in engineering physics from Polytechnique Montreal (Montreal, QC, Canada). In 2007, he was an engineering intern with Dalsa Semiconductor (Bromont, QC, Canada), before joinging the Microphotonics Labororatory (Polytechnique Montreal) in 2008 for his graduate studies. He joined the Cornell Nanophotonics Group as a postdoctoral associate in 2013. His research interests include optical microelectromechanical systems, optical sensor, mid-infrared integrated optics, thermal emitters, and nanoscale thermal transport.
Felippe received his Bachelor degree in Physics (2006) from University of Brasilia (UnB) and both the M.Sc. (2009) and PhD (2013) in Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, working with quantum optics and quantum information with continuous variable using optical parametric oscillators. He also spent five months of his PhD at the University of Paris VI in France working with quantum optics. He also worked as a postdoctoral associate from 2013 to the middle of 2014 at University of Campinas (Unicamp). He joined the Cornell Nanophotonics Group as a post-doctoral associate in the middle of 2014 and his research interests include quantum optics, quantum information science, optomechanical resonators and quantum measurement. His other interests includes movies,reading, especially literature and history, hiking and practicing sports in general.
Romy is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering there in 2010 and began graduate study at Cornell that same year. She has research experience in MEMS, piezoelectric energy harvesting, implantable sensors, biopolymer materials, electroactive materials, robotics, and photonic particle trapping. Romy also has a talent for art with metal sculpture, large scale public art, performing with various dance and theater groups, and singing/playing jazz, etc. She also loves to travel...Italy, Nepal, India, South Africa, Zurich, Costa Rica. At Cornell, Romy has an ardent interest in pursuing research developments in the following areas: mid infrared sensing, neural sensing, light and matter interactions, optomechanics, and combining optics and MEMS/NEMS technologies.
Avik graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2011, with a Bachelors in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. As a part of his B. Tech dissertation, he carried out research on capillary optical fibers and their applications in attaining large mode area and in designing tunable fiber couplers. Currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Cornell Nanophotonics Group, Avik is interested in light-matter interactions and in the physics and application of photonic structures, especially in quantum optics. His research accomplishments include the development of the first on-chip squeezed quantum light source using a four-wave mixing parametric oscillator, and the first single-chip microresonator dual comb source for fast, real-time spectroscopy. Avik has previously worked on quantum tunneling through smooth double barriers during his undergrad years. In the summer of 2010, he investigated optical forces near photonic crystal slabs at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He enjoys volunteering for science outreach, open science and open data, editing Wikipedia, and working on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the city.