Duncan MacFarlane

University Retirees - Electrical Engineering
dlm@utdallas.edu
972-883-2165
ECSN 4.904
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

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

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Photonics Devices and Systems
  • Advanced Displays
  • Optical Communications

Publications

Duncan MacFarlane, L. Roberts Hunt, Issa Panahi, Jian Tong, Marc Christensen and Gary Evans, Photonic Integrated Circuitry, 2004 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Rochester, NY October 11, 2004 (Invited) 2004 - Publication
Duncan L. MacFarlane, Jian Tong, Chintan Fafadia, Vishnupriya Govindan, L. Roberts Hunt, and Issa Panahi Extended Lattice Filters Enabled by Four Directional Couplers Applied Optics 43, 6124 (2004). 2004 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs
The University of Texas at Dallas [2003–2008]
Program Head
The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–2003]
Telecommunications Engineering
Director of Product Management
Celion Networks [2001–2002]
Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2001–Present]
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]

Projects

Nanoscale couplers for large scale photonic integrated circuitry
2007–2009 Duncan MacFarlane, Marc P. Christensen and Gary Evans, Nanoscale couplers for large scale photonic integrated circuitry, OECC/IOOC 2007, Yokohama, Japan, July 9-13, 2007.
Programmable Photonic Integrated Circuitry for Optical Signal Processing
2006–2006
Optical Head-Tracking for fMRI Using Structured Light
2006–2006 Andrei 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.
Direct Form I Active Optical Filters Realized in an Integrated Photonic Architecture
2006–2006
Direct form I realization of active photonic filters
2006–2006

Additional Information

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.
  • IEEE, Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Dallas Chairman, 2002-present, Dallas Section Vice-Chairman, 1990--1992, Dallas Section Chairman, 1992--1994, Dallas Section Outstanding Service Award, 1995, Dallas Section Committee member, 1998-present.
  • Optical Society of America. Topical Editor, Optical Signal Processing, Applied Optics 2007-2010

News Articles

Optical Society Recognizes Profs Research Successes
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.
Combined-Degree Program Allows Electrical Engineers To Get MBA Along with Master of Science Degree
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.
$1.75 Million Grant to Fund Push for Photon Chip
 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. 
Program Tackles Complexity of Systems Management
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.

Leveraging the University’s strengths in both engineering and business education, the Systems Engineering and Management Program is offered as a unique partnership between the UT Dallas School of Management and the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.