People

Current Members

 

Dr. Yifei Li, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Dr. Yifei Li received his B.Eng. in Optoelectronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 1996. He received his MS (2001) and PhD (2003) in Electrical Engineering both from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. From 2003 to 2007, he was a research faculty with the Center for Microwave-Lightwave Engineering, Drexel University. In 2007, he joined the ECE Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he is an associate professor and the director of the RF Photonics Lab. Dr. Li is a visiting faculty with the Optoelectronic Research Group in the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Li has over five US patents in the area of RF Photonics. He has numerous publications in renowned technical journals and international conference proceedings. Dr. Li was a winner of European Microwave Association (EuMA) Young Scientist Prize (1st prize) during the 12th Colloquium on Microwave Communications held in Budapest, Hungary. He was a winner of 2008 DARPA MTO Young Faculty Award. As a PI or co-PI, Dr. Li has led over 10 competitive federal grants with combined funding of ~ $4.5M.

 


Dr. Tariq Manzur

Dr. Tariq Manzur is a researcher at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI in the Electro-Optics division and an adjunct professor at UMass Dartmouth. Courses taught at UMass Dartmouth include Optics, Optical Communications, and Photonic Devices.

 

 

 

 


Jeffrey Rodriguez, Ph.D. Student

Jeffrey Rodriguez received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez in 2015 and his M.S in Electrical Engineering from UMass Dartmouth in 2018. Mr. Rodriguez is employed by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport where he works with Electronic Warfare Systems. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Research interests: RF/Photonics Integrated Circuit Design and Analog fiber optic links.

 


Michael Benker, M.S. Student

Michael Benker received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UMass Dartmouth in 2020. He is currently a graduate research assistant and M.S. student. Michael’s research interests include photonic devices, photonic integrated circuits, and RF photonic links. Currently, he is fabricating photonic devices at Harvard CNS.

 

 

 


Jason Poirier, M.S. Student

Jason Poirier received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UMASS Dartmouth in 2021. He is currently studying for a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a graduate research assistant with the RF & Photonics Team. Jason is interested in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Microwave Photonic Links, and RF Applications.

 

 


Lucio De Pra, M.S. Student

Lucio De Pra received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UMass Dartmouth in 2020.He is currently a graduate research assistant and M.S. student in Electrical Engineering. Lucio is interested in photonic systems, RADAR imaging systems and photonic integrated circuits.

 


 

Zadan Ly, M.S. Student

Zadan Ly is an M.S. student in Electrical Engineer and an employee at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI. Zadan’s research interests include advanced RADAR systems, electronic warfare, and RF systems.

 


Andres Ramos, M.S. Student

Andres Ramos received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico- Bayamon in 2017. He is currently a M.S. student in Electrical Engineering and an employee at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI. Andres’ research interests include microwave photonic systems and electronic warfare.

 

 


Eric Vinh Le-Zabarsky, M.S. Student

Eric Vinh Le-Zabarsky is an M.S. student in Electrical Engineering and is currently collaborating with SMAST (School of Marine Science & Technology). Eric’s research interests include image and signal processing, optics, and photonics.

 


Alec Pimentel, M.S. Student

Alec Pimentel is an M.S. student in Electrical Engineering and an employee at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI. Alec’s research interests include microwave photonic systems and electronic warfare.

 


 

 


Former Group Members

Paul Coble M.S. (2021)
Thesis: Photonic Emulation of RCS and ISAR Measurements
Research Assistant
Jared Alves B.S. Electrical Engineering (2020)
Undergraduate Research Assistant
NUWC Employee
Massoud H. Massoud M.S. (2020)
Thesis: High Dynamic Range Low Noise Amplifiers
SMART Fellowship, NUWC employee
Shilei Jin Lab Manager (post-doctoral student)

Ph.D. (UMassD, 2015)
Dissertation: Advanced Components for RF Photonic Links

Longtao Xu Ph.D. (UMassD, 2017)
Dissertation: Photonic Integrated Circuit Technologies for RF Photonic Links
Di Li M.S. (2017)
Thesis: Wireless Indoor Positioning by Noise Based on Ultra-Wideband
Renyuan(Ryan) Wang M.S. (2010)
Graduate Research Assistant
Thesis: InGaAsP Quantum Well Optical Phase Modulator for Integrated Optical Phase-Locked-Loop
Prabhat Baniya M.S. (2012)
Graduate Research Assistant
Thesis: Quasi-Chaotic Lidar
Israel Anifowose B.S. (2010)
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Phuc Tan Ho B.S. (2012)
Undergraduate Research Assistant