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David Burghoff
Office: EER 3.814

David Burghoff

Assistant Professor
Texas ECE Early Career Fellow

David Burghoff is an Assistant Professor and Texas ECE Early Career Fellow in the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his S.M. from MIT, and his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating, he continued as a research scientist at MIT and later became an assistant professor at Notre Dame.

Dr. Burghoff’s research primarily focuses on the confluence of bandstructure-engineered photonic devices and nonlinear optics, with which he investigates novel sensing and computing modalities. His work emphasizes broadband devices and systems, with a significant portion being dedicated to the mid-infrared and terahertz wavelength ranges.

His awards include the Moore Inventor’s Fellowship (2022), the ONR Young Investigator Program Award (2021), the NSF CAREER Award (2021), and the AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award (2020). He also received MIT’s J.A. Kong Award for Outstanding Electrical Engineering Thesis and the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Research Interests
Quantum optoelectronics
Nonlinear optics
Mid-infrared and terahertz photonics
Frequency combs