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Focus on Faculty - Mikhail Kats
February 9, 2024

ECE Focus on Faculty: Mikhail Kats

Written By: Allyson Crowley


Mikhail Kats is a Jack St. Clair Kilby Associate Professor and an Antoine-Bascom Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UW–Madison. An award-winning instructor, Kats has also earned numerous honors for his research. Kats’ research in optics and photonics spans the areas of plasmonics, device physics, thermal emission, metasurfaces, nanoscale science, and quantum technologies. In this video profile, you will hear Kats discuss his work, his students, and how being a part of a world-renowned research university creates opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Focus on Faculty – Mikhail Kats

In addition to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kats also holds an affiliation with the Department of Physics and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He is a 2018 NSF CAREER Award recipient.

More on Mikhail Kats:
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