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About SPRC

The Stanford Photonics Research Center builds strategic partnerships between the Stanford University research community and companies employing optics and photonics in their commercial activities. SPRC offers member companies facilitated access to Stanford faculty, students, and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposia, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.




Advanced LIGO Engineering Team Receives OSA’s 2016 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

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Overcoming a daunting list of engineering challenges; LIGO team connected optical, electrical and mechanical elements of advanced interferometry to find engineering success at the limits of human endeavor.


Faculty Spotlight

Butrus T. Khuri-Yakub

Pierre Khuri-Yakub

Khuri-Yakub develops micromachined silicon sensors and actuators such as airborne and water immersion ultrasonic transducers and arrays, medical ultrasound imaging systems, sensors in bio-fluidic channels, micromachined microphones, fluid ejectors, and chemical/biological sensors. He is also active in developing in-situ sensors (temperature, film thickness, resist cure) for process monitoring and process control of integrated circuits manufacturing processes.


Department: Electrical Engineering

Location: Spilker 217

Phone: 650-723-0718

SPRC is proud to support the National Photonics Initiative. The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the application of light - and drive US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security: advanced manufacturing, communications and information technology, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine.