Taran Huffman

Taran Huffman received his B.S. in Physics from USC in 2010. He is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus in Electronics and Photonics. His current research efforts are focused on the further development of the ultra-low-loss waveguide platform, specifically coupled micro ring resonators. In his free time Taran enjoys hiking, Dungeons and Dragons, and dancing.


Michael Belt

Michael received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2010 from The Ohio State University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2012 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While at Ohio State he worked as an undergraduate student researcher at the ElectroScience Laboratory. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at UCSB. His research interests include the design and fabrication of low-linewidth lasers for next general optical communciations systems. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and working out at the Rec Cen.



Sarat Chandra Gundavarapu

Sarat received his bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, in 2007. He worked for 4 years in financial software and joined the masters program in Electrical Engineering at UCSB in 2011. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at University of California Santa Barbara.

His research interests include tunable lasers and photonic integrated circuits.