Daniel Blumenthal

Dan Blumenthal

Daniel Blumenthal

Distinguished Professor
​Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(805) 893-4168
3001 Henley Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA)


Optical Society of America (OSA) 2020 C. E. K. Mees Medal Recipient, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award; Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program Award; National Science Foundation (NSF) Young Investigator Award


Electronic and Photonic Materials

Research Interests: Optical Communications and Networks, Optical Packet Switching, Ultra Low Loss Waveguide (ULLW) Platform and Devices, Low-noise and Linewidth Lasers, Integrated Optical Gyros, Ultrafast Optical Signal Processing, Photonic Integration in InP, SiPh/InP and Silicon Photonic and Nano-photonic Device Technologies


PhD University of Colorado
MSEE Columbia University
BSEE University of Rochester