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Swapnajit Chakravarty

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics


Email: Swapnajit Chakravarty
Phone: 937-229-2747
Fitz Hall room 572

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Dr. Chakravarty’s current research focuses on semiconductor photonic integrated circuits and nanophotonic devices for applications in chemical and biological sensing, and high-speed data communications in the near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. Dr. Chakravarty has over 50 refereed journal papers, 11 issued patents, and 85 conference papers/presentations. He has previously supervised 3 Ph.D. dissertations and mentored several NSF REU undergraduate students and senior design teams. Dr. Chakravarty is a Senior Member of IEEE, SPIE and OSA. Prior to joining UD, Dr. Chakravarty worked in industry in various research and development positions at IMEC, Philips-Lumileds and KLA-Tencor.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • BEE, Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Senior Member (IEEE, SPIE, OSA)

Courses Taught

  • EOP 543L (Advanced Electro-Optics Laboratory)
  • EOP 604 (Integrated Optics)

Research Interests

  • Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Nano-photonics (Photonic Crystals, Subwavelength Devices)
  • On-Chip Chemical and Biological Sensors
  • Electro-Optic Modulators