Dr. Mohamed Diagne, Connecticut College
“Optogenetics-Based Techniques for Neural Studies/Free-Space Optical Communication”
Biography: Mohamed Diagne is an Associate Professor of Physics at Connecticut College since 2009. He received a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Physics from Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Brown University in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He worked for several years at Xanoptix, Inc, where he developed the VCSEL (Vertical Surface Emitting Lasers) technology needed for their high-speed optical connection products for data links and optical communication applications. In 2005, he joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory to develop electro-optical semiconductor devices, and is primarily focusing on Sb-based Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes and VCSEL technology. His research interests include high power near-infrared semiconductor diode lasers, thermophotovoltaic devices, mid-IR diode lasers, VCSELs, plasmonic structures and optogentics.