Prof. Arka Majumdar is an Associate Professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Washington (UW). He received B. Tech. from IIT-Kharagpur (2007), where he was honored with the President’s Gold Medal. He completed his MS (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley (2012-13), and then in Intel Labs (2013-14) as postdoc before joining UW. His research interests include developing a hybrid nanophotonic platform using emerging material systems for optical information science, imaging, and microscopy. Majumdar is the recipient of multiple Young Investigator Awards from the AFOSR (2015), ONR (2020), NSF (2019) and DARPA (2021), Intel early career faculty award (2015), Amazon Catalyst Award (2016), Alfred P. Sloan fellowship (2018), UW college of engineering outstanding junior faculty award (2020) and iCANX Young Scientist Award (2021). He is co-founder and technical advisor of Tunoptix, a startup commercializing software defined meta-optics.
Awards and Honors
iCANX Young Scientists Award Winner, 2021, iCANX
OSA Senior Member, 2021, OSA
Young Faculty Award, 2021, DARPA
Young Investigator Award, 2020, ONR
ECE Department Outstanding Research Advisor Award, 2019, UW-ECE
UW College of Engineering (CoE) Junior Faculty Award, 2019, UW-CoE
NSF CAREER Award, 2019, National Science Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics, 2018, Sloan Foundation
Nominated for Packard Fellowship by UW, 2017, UW
Amazon Catalyst Fellow, 2016, Amazon
Early Career Faculty Award, 2015, Intel
Young Investigator Award, 2015, AFOSR
Winner of Research Velocity Challenge, Intel Labs, Q2, 2014
President's (of India) Gold Medal, 2007, IIT-Kharagpur (for being Institute topper)
Silver Medal, 2007, IIT-Kharagpur (for being the department topper)
Stanford Graduate Fellowship (Texas Instruments fellow), 2007, Stanford University
Jagadish Chandra Bose National Science Talent Search Scholarship, 2003, JBNSTS
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