Andrew Sarangan

Professor, electro-optics and electrical
Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Shah, Piyush J., Xiaoxu Niu, and Andrew M. Sarangan. 2013. High aspect ratio silver nanorod thin films grown at cryogenic substrate temperature. J. Nanosci. Lett., 3: 19.
  • Shah, Piyush J., Zhi Wu, and Andrew M. Sarangan. 2012. Effects of CO2 critical point drying on nanostructured SiO2 thin films after liquid exposure. Thin Solid Films 527 (January 1): 344-348.
  • Gao, Jian, Andrew M. Sarangan, and Qiwen Zhan. 2012. Polarization multiplexed fluorescence enhancer using a pixelated one-dimensional photonic band gap structure. Opt. Lett. 37: 2640-2642.
  • Niu, Xiaoxu, Paul T. Murray and Andrew Sarangan. 2012. Synthesis of Fe–Ni bimetallic nanoparticles from pixel target ablation: Plume dynamics and surface characterization. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14, no. 8.
  • Nehmetallah, G., R. Aylo, P. Powers, A. Sarangan, J. Gao, H. Li, A. Achari, and P.P. Banerjee. 2012. Co-sputtered SiC + Ag nanomixtures as visible wavelength negative index metamaterials. Opt. Express 20: 7095-7100.
  • Smith, R.C.G., A.M. Sarangan, Z. Jiang, and J.R. Marciante. 2012. Direct measurement of bend-induced mode deformation in large-mode-area fibers. Opt. Express 20: 4436-4443.
  • Gao, Jian, Qiwen Zhan, and Andrew Sarangan. 2011. High-index low-loss gallium phosphide thin films fabricated by radio frequency magnetron sputtering. Thin Solid Films 519, no. 16: 5424-5428.
  • Sun, Lirong, and Andrew Sarangan. 2011. Fabrication of sloped sidewalls by inductively coupled plasma etching for silicon micro-optic structures. J. Micro/Nanolith, MEMS, and MOEMS 10, (April 29): 023006.
  • Cooney, Adam, and Andrew Sarangan. 2010. Real-time modeling of quantum cascade laser operation using linear combinations of intrawell properties. Journal of Computational Electronics 9, no. 1: 8-15.

Selected Patents

  • Widjaja, Agus, and Andrew Sarangan. 2011. Thin film structures with negative inductance and methods for fabricating inductors comprising the same, U.S. Patent No. 20090261936, 2011.
  • Peake, Gregory M., Stephen D. Hersee, and Andrew M. Sarangan. 2004. Non-planar micro-optical structures, U.S. Patent No. 6,728,289, 2004.
  • Li, G.P., T. Makino, A. Sarangan and W.P. Huang. 1996. Multi-wavelength gain-coupled distributed feedback laser arrays with fine tunability, U.S. Patent No. 5536085, 1996.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Affiliate Societies Council Outstanding Scientists & Engineers Award
  • 2008 Sigma Xi Noland Award for Excellence in Research

Courses Taught

  • Nano-Fabrication EOP632/ECE682
  • Integrated Optics EOP604/ECE674
  • Quantum Electronics EOP626/ECE676
  • Nano-Photonics EOP631
  • Thin Films Engineering
  • Electro-Optic Devices and Systems EOP506/ECE573
  • Advanced Nanotechnology EGR411
  • Electrical Circuits EGR203


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1997
  • M.A.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1994
  • B.A.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1991

Professional Activities

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Member of OSA, SPIE, ASEE
  • Technical program committee of IEEE Photonics Society: Photodetectors, Sensors, Systems and Imaging

Research Interests

  • Micro and nano-fabrication
  • Optical thin film design and fabrication
  • Photodetectors and imaging devices
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Computational electromagnetics