Contact Details:

Thomas Vandervelde

John Adams Professor

161 College Ave.

ECE Department

Tufts University

Medford, MA 02155



Research Interests:

·         Optoelectronic materials - (SiGeSn and III-V)

·         Thermophotovoltaics & Photovoltaics (Solar Cells)

·         Infrared Photodetectors

·         Metamaterials and Light-Matter Interactions

·         High-Speed Transistors (Terahertz Devices)

·         Light Emitting Transistors / Transistor Lasers

·         Heterogeneous integration of Si with III-V materials

·         3D Animated movies of scientific principals





EE-18 - Electricity and Magnetism

EE-114 - The Physics of Solar Cells

EE-115 – Optoelectronic Characterization

EE-193 – Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics




 Honors and Awards:

2012: Intelligence Community Young Investigator Award

2011: Alexander Von Humboldt Award

2011: AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Award

2011: NSF CAREER Award

2011- Present: Fellow of the Center for Engineering Education    and Outreach

2011: J.S. Mellon Fellow

2011: Graduate Student Teaching and Mentoring Award

2008- Present: Inaugural recipient of The John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Endowed Chaired Professorship


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