Sadik Esener

Professor, Nanoengineering, UC San Diego

Sadik Esener joined the UCSD faculty in 1987, after receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from UCSD the same year. He leads UCSD’s OptoElectronic Computing Group, and is the director of: the DARPA-funded multi-university Center for Chips with Heterogenously Integrated Photonics (CHIPS); the 3D-Opto-Electronic Stacked Processors industry/university consortium; and the Fast Read-out Optical Storage (FROST) Industry consortium. He has authored more than 100 journal publications and 200 conference abstracts. Esener is a member of IEEEOSA, and SPIE, and co-founded San Diego-based Nanogen, Optical Micro-Machines, Parallel Solutions, Genoptix, and Call/Recall Inc.Sadik Esener joined the UCSD faculty in 1987, after receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from UCSD the same year.
He leads UCSD’s OptoElectronic Computing Group, and is the director of: the NANOTUMOR CENTER for cancer nanotechnology at the UCSD Moores Cancer center, and co-director of the Center for Nanomedicine and Engineering in IEM. Previously he served as the director of DARPA-funded multi-university Center for Chips with Heterogenously Integrated Photonics (CHIPS); the 3D-Opto-Electronic Stacked Processors industry/university consortium; and the Fast Read-out Optical Storage (FROST) Industry consortium. He has authored more than 150 journal publications and 250 conference abstracts. Esener is a fellow of OSA and a member of IEEE, and SPIE, and co-founded San Diego-based Nanogen, Genoptix, SONRGY, Optical Micro-Machines, Ziva, and Call/Recall Inc.

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