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M.B.A. Southern Methodist University - 1998
Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering Portland State University - 1989
M.S. - Electrical Engineering Brown University - 1985
B.S. - Electrical Engineering Brown University - 1984
Photonics Devices and Systems
Marc P. Christensen, Duncan L. MacFarlane and Gary A. Evans, Frustrated total internal reflection based coupler for photonic integrated circuits, to be submitted to IEEE Photonics Tech. Letters (2007). 2007 - Publication
Andrei Zaremba, Duncan L. MacFarlane, Wei-Che Tseng, Andrew Stark, Richard Briggs, Kaundinya S. Gopinath, Sergey Cheshkov and Keith D, White, Optical head-tracking for fMRI using structured light, submitted to Applied Optics (2007). 2007 - Publication
Jian Tong, Duncan L. MacFarlane, Issa Panahi, L. Roberts Hunt, Govind Kannan, Gary A. Evans and Marc P. Christensen, Direct Form I Realization of Active Photonic Filters, Journal of Fiber and Integrated Optics 26, 201-215 (2007). 2007 - Publication
Duncan L. MacFarlane, Jiang Tong, L. Roberts Hunt, Issa Panahi, Kent Wade, Manasi Peshave, Gary A. Evans, Marc P. Christensen; Programmable Photonic Integrated Circuitry for Optical Signal Processing, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Rochester, NY October 8-12, 2006 (Invited) 2006 - Publication
Tiberiu Constantinescu, Viswanath Ramakrishna, Nicholas Spears, L. Roberts Hunt, Jian Tong, Issa Panahi, Govind Kannan, Duncan L. MacFarlane, Gary A. Evans and Marc P. Christensen, Composition Methods for Four-Port Couplers in Photonic Integrated Circuitry, Journal of the Optical Society A 23, 2919 (2006). 2006 - Publication
Jian Tong, Kent Wade, Duncan MacFarlane, Scott McWilliams, Gary A. Evans and Marc P. Christensen, Active Integrated Photonic True Time Delay Device, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 18, 1720 (2006). 2006 - Publication
G.Kannan, I.M.S.Panahi, D.L.MacFarlane, L.R.Hunt, J.Tong, , V.Ramakrishna, T.Constantinescu, N. Spears, Analysis and design of active optical filter structures with two-port couplers, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology 24, 2637 (2006). 2006 - Publication
Duncan MacFarlane, Jian Tong, L. Roberts Hunt, Issa Panahi, Tibi Constantinescu, V. Ramakrishna, Gary Evans and Marc Christensen, Active Optical Lattice FIlters, 2005 IEEE LEOS Summer Topicals: Optical Signal Processing Theory, Technologies and Application San Diego, California, July 25-27, 2005 (Invited) 2005 - Publication
Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs The University of Texas at Dallas [2003–2008]
Program Head The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–2003]
Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [2001–Present]
Director of Product Management Celion Networks [2001–2002]
Product Line and Engineering Manager JDS Uniphase [1999–2001]
Associate Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [1994–2001]
Assistant Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [1989–1994]
Nanoscale couplers for large scale photonic integrated circuitry
2007–2009Duncan MacFarlane, Marc P. Christensen and Gary Evans, Nanoscale couplers for large scale photonic integrated circuitry, OECC/IOOC 2007, Yokohama, Japan, July 9-13, 2007.
Direct Form I Active Optical Filters Realized in an Integrated Photonic Architecture
Optical Head-Tracking for fMRI Using Structured Light
2006–2006Andrei Zaremba, Duncan MacFarlane, Richard Briggs, Wei-Che Tseng, Optical Head-Tracking for fMRI Using Structured Light, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Rochester, NY October 8-12, 2006.
Programmable Photonic Integrated Circuitry for Optical Signal Processing
Direct form I realization of active photonic filters
Memberships in Professional Societies
Eta Kappa Nu, electrical engineering honor society.
Sigma Xi scientific honor society. Chapter Secretary, The University of Texas at Dallas, 1995--1996.
Beta Gamma Sigma, honor society for AACSB accredited business programs.
Two UT Dallas faculty members have been elected fellows of the Optical Society of America for their pioneering work in decidedly high-tech areas of the field of optics. Dr. Duncan MacFarlane was recognized for his “contributions to advancing integrated optics and their applications, including photonic filters, advanced displays and micro-optics.” Dr. Lakshman Tamil was recognized “for significant contributions to the design and development of multi-terabit switches using photonic-electronic hybrid sub-wavelength switching.” Both are professors of electrical engineering in the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 23, 2005) – Electrical engineers are now able to enroll in a new combined-degree graduate program at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) that helps them enhance their technical education while providing them the business acumen necessary to operate in today’s highly competitive global economic environment.
Through a joint program started last semester by UTD’s School of Management and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, students are able simultaneously to earn a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
UT Dallas researchers have received a $1.75 million grant to develop novel microchip technology that’s smaller, faster and more energy-efficient than anything on the market today.
The secret ingredient is light.
Like so many other modern high-tech devices, the new technology will be silicon-based. But unlike them, it will use photons rather than electrons to get the job done.
“This research is intended to produce a completely new class of components that could have a revolutionary impact on information engineering,” said Duncan MacFarlane, a professor of electrical engineering at UT Dallas and principal investigator for the grant.
UT Dallas is offering two new graduate-level certificates that provide working professionals with the knowledge and skills to engineer and manage complex projects containing many interdependent pieces.