Joey Talghader

University of Minnesota Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joseph Talghader obtained his B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University in 1988. He was awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship and studied at UC-Berkeley to obtain his M.S. and Ph.D. in 1993 and 1995, respectively, specializing in vertical-cavity lasers. During and after graduate school, he developed nonvolatile memory at Texas Instruments and Waferscale Integration. Dr. Talghader then joined the University of Minnesota, where he is now a Professor. His primary research areas are infrared detectors, optical coatings and materials, nanomechanical systems, and microsensors.