The TU/e Institute for Photonic Integration (IPI) integrates all research areas crucial to photonics (materials and devices, components, circuits, systems) and cooperates with initiatives that bring photonic research results to a higher Technology Readiness Level (TRL). The Institute employs more than 150 scientists and technicians working on material, device and systems research. It is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of Photonic Integration.
The Institute is the successor of the COBRA Research Institute, in which Materials, Devices and Systems groups have cooperated on the development of optical communication technology since more than two decades. Through this cooperation the Eindhoven University has become the national centre for Optical Communication Technology and Integrated Photonics and it has provide the Netherlands with a leading position in InP-based photonic integration technology. IPI is participating in many national and European projects. It is leading a large Dutch project on Integrated NanoPhotonics (Gravitation).
The Institute is closely cooperating with the Photonic Integration Technology Centre (PITC), where researchers from universities and industrial companies work together on bringing promising scientific concepts and demonstrators to higher TRL levels, which allow for industrial commercialization. IPI members are coordinating the JePPIX platform, which organizes low-cost open access to advanced InP-based integration technology through so-called Multi-Project Wafer runs.
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Dr. Victor Dolores-Calzadilla received the B.Eng. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2009, and the M.Sc. in Photonics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2011, with a thesis on optical metrology carried out at Carl Zeiss.
He received his PhD on Nanolasers for Photonic Integration in 2016 from the Technical University of Eindhoven with the best thesis of the year of the Electrical Engineering Faculty. He worked then as scientist at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Department of Photonic Components) until the end of 2017. He is currently a researcher at the Institute for Photonic Integration, TU/e. Victor has participated in several national and European collaborative research projects focused on III-V nanophotonic integrated circuits, such as NAVOLCHI (FP7), WIPE (H2020) andOpenPICs (OPZuid 2014-2020).