Olav Solgaard joined Stanford University in 1999 and he is now Professor of Electrical Engineering, Associate Chair of Graduate Education in Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory. Professor Solgaard’s research group designs and fabricates optical devices based on Optical MEMS, Photonic Crystals, optical metamaterials and silicon photonics. These devices are integrated into practical systems applied to optical communication, sensing, microscopy and solar energy conversion.