Duncan MacFarlane

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duncan MacFarlane

Associate Dean for Engineering Entrepreneurship
Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship
Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Brown University, 1984; M.S. Electrical Engineering, Brown University, 1985; Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Portland State University, 1989; M.B.A., SMU, 1998



Micro-optics, ultrafast lasers, photonic integrated filters, nonlinear optics, semiconductor lasers, ellipsometry, and advanced displays. His work in photonic filters is used widely by practicing optical component and system engineers in industry. He pioneered the manufacture of micro-optics using ink jet techniques, and invented a novel 3-dimensional volumetric display which has found application in aerospace.