Dr. Dave Kharas is a technical staff member in the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group, where he is working in the Integrated Photonics Team in a process integration role. Kharas leads the Photonics Team's device fabrication activities across a number of technology platforms, including silicon and nitride PICs, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and microfluidic devices.
Prior to joining the Laboratory, Kharas led the AlInGaP Technology Group at Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, developing and transferring to production two generations of Vertical Thin Film AlInGaP red LEDs for automotive applications. His 17 years of industry experience encompass developing microfabrication in both compound- and silicon-based systems, including gallium arsenide-based heterojunction bipolar transistors and high-electron-mobility transistors, at ANADIGICS, Inc.; developing complementary metal-oxide-semiconductors and InP distributed feedback lasers with amorphus silicon AWG's at Sarnoff Corporation; and developing a variety of MEMS devices at Sarcon, Apogee Electronics, and Standard MEMS, Inc.
Kharas holds PhD and MS degrees in materials science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a BS in applied physics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.