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Huffaker, Diana

Diana HuffakerDiana Huffaker, Professor
Administrator and Director, Integrated NanoMaterials Core Lab, California NanoSystems Institute
Director and PI, NSF IGERT Clean Energy for Green Industry at UCLA

SPIE, Nanotechnology Innovation Award, 2010
Fellow, OSA, 2013

Research Group: Integrated NanoMaterials Core Lab

Office: 66-147E Engr. IV, Phone: 310.825.9786, Email



Professor Diana Huffaker received her B.S. degree in Engineering Physics (1986) from the University of Arizona, and her M.S. degree in Material Sciecnes (1990) from the University of Texas, Austin. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1994 from the same university following her work on vertical cavity devices based on buried native-oxide layers. During 2001-2006, she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Her research interests cover nanodot-based optoelectronic devices including III-V/Si photonics, lasers, single-photon emitters, III-V nanotransistors, solar cells and electronic characterization of biomaterials. Her current research projects focus on device development, crystal growth (MBE and MOCVD) and characterization of patterned and self-assembled quantum dots in compound III-(As, P, N, Sb), modeling of self-assembled processes along with electronic characterization of biomaterials.

Research Interests

Directed and self-assembled nanostructure solid-state epitaxy, optoelectronic devices including solar cells and III-V/Si photonics.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2013 Fellow, OSA
  • 2010 Nanotechnology Innovation Award, SPIE
  • 2008 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF), DoD
  • 2008 Fellow, IEEE
  • 2004 Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship
  • 2004 Elected Member- LEOS Board of Governors
  • 2002 Compound Semiconductor Symposium Young Scientist Award


NSF IGERT Clean Energy for Green Industry at UCLA

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