Jingjing Li

    Email Address: jili@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1106 SEO Phone: 3129963420
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/~jili
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The research of this lab focuses on optics at micro- and nano- meter scale, as well as metamaterials at microwave and optical frequency range. The scope also extends to the interdisciplanary area of optics, mechanics and bio-engineering. Currently, the lab is focused on integrated planar optics for imaging and sensing applications; metamaterials for bio-medical applications; Optical antennas and other plasmonic devices for light harvesting and bio applications; numerical electromagnetic tools; etc.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum GPA: 3.5/4.0

    Prerequisite: Depend on the projects. See below.

    Preferred major: Electric Engineering

    Year in College: Junior or Senior

    Honors college student preference: Yes

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Possible projects suitable for undergraduates are constantly updated here. Please check back often.

    The group is currently looking for undergraduate students to work on the following problem:
    1) Modeling the dispersion property of dielectric material. The goal is to fit existing data of refractive index vs frequency for certain material to certain dispersion model (Lorentz model, Debye model, etc.), so that they can be used in numerical electromagnetic modeling. Typical materials include silicon, silicon nitride, GaAs, gold, silver, etc. The student is going to use Matlab to finish the job. Prerequisite: Basic programming experience (Matlab or C).

    2) Parallel genetic algorithm. The goal is to write a program for general purpose genetic algorithm in C++, Python or other suitable programming language. Prerequisite: Basic programming experience. Parallel programming skills a plus.

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