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Abdoulaye Ndao

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nanophotonics, integrated optics, nanomaterial/structure design, bio photonics

NDAO Lab: Nano Devices and Applied Optics Lab is dedicated to a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach that bridges research across disciplines especially in the areas of fundamental science, nanophotonics, integrated optics, nanomaterial/structure design, bio photonics, and prototype device development in both passive and active devices. It spans scientific procedures from theoretic analysis to numerical simulations, nano-fabrications, experiments, and integrated optical devices.

Capsule Bio:

Professor Abdoulaye Ndao is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before Joining UC San Diego, Abdoulaye Ndao was assistant professor at Boston University from 2020 to 2023. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego and UC Berkeley. He received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Franche Comte (France).

Dr. Ndao is a recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2023 Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation, 2023 Boston University ECE, Outstanding Teaching Award, 2023 Scialog: Advancing Bioimaging Award, 2022 Sculpted Light in the Brain Innovation Grant, 2022 Scialog: Advancing Bioimaging Award, 2022 Boston University ECE Outstanding Faculty Committee Service Award, 2021 Reidy Family Career Development  Professorship. “the very best young faculty”, 2021 Rising Star of Light by Nature’s Light Science and Applications journal, 2020 Top 50 Chemistry and Materials Sciences Articles, 2018 Best oral presentation, 6th Annual UC San Diego Postdoctoral Research Symposium, 2018 Gordon Research Travel, 2017 Physics World Top Ten Breakthrough of 2017 : first topological laser, 2017 Triton Innovation Challenge grand prize winner for Lidar applications, 2017 Prize winner of Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at UC San Diego, 2014 Ph.D. candidate, obtained with awards: Jury’s congratulations, 2011 – 2014   Ministry Research Fellowship to name a few. His research interests span wide-ranging topics in photonics, material sciences, and physics.

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