OSC Colloquium: Jonathan Fan

    Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Virtual Via Zoom

    Open to campus and public.

    Recording is not available to the public.


    Speaker: Jonathan Fan 

    Topic: Data Driven Strategies in Inverse Electromagnetics Design

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    In this talk, I will discuss new advances in the inverse design of freeform electromagnetic devices. My
    focus will be on a new optimization strategy based on global topology optimization networks, termed
    GLOnets, in which the global optimization process is reframed as the training of a generative neural
    network. I will discuss how this method works and how it can incorporate physics and physical constraints,
    and I will frame the discussion around examples of optimized metasurfaces, thin film stacks, and grating
    couplers operating at physical design limits. These ideas will help set the stage for data‐driven approaches
    to be used in defining the next generation of high performance electromagnetic devices.
    Speaker Bio(s): 
    Jonathan Fan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University,
    where he is researching new design methodologies and materials approaches to nanophotonic systems.
    He received his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Princeton University and his doctorate from
    Harvard University. He is the recipient of the Air Force Young Investigator Award, Sloan Foundation
    Fellowship in Physics, Packard Foundation Fellowship, and the Presidential Early Career Award for
    Scientists and Engineers.

    Colloquium will start at 3:30pm, following will be a meet and greet with Jonathan Fan.