Centre Member Profile

Jeffery Allen
Employer: Air Force Research Laboratory
Centre Role: Associate Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Sr. Research Electronics Engineer, Principal Investigator and Basic Research Lead

Research Interests:

- Engineered electromagnetic and electronic materials and structures

- Nanophotonics and integrated optics

- Nanoscale materials and devices

- Electronic phenomena in quantum materials

- Computational physics


PhD Electrical & Computer Science Engineering, 2011, Duke University


Dr Jeffery Allen leads and conducts interdisciplinary research in electromagnetic wave matter interaction, extreme control and manipulation of light and quantum electrodynamics for the Air Force Research Laboratory. This research cuts across the fields of microwave engineering, photonics, low dimensional and quantum materials, nanoscale devices and quantum sensing. He is a technical lead and subject matter expert for the Air Force Research Laboratory conducting multidisciplinary basic and applied research in the areas of engineered electromagnetic/electronic materials, nanophotonics, electromagnetics and integrated photonics and optics to enhance capabilities of and lead to the next generation sensing systems. This research is conducted across DoD agencies, academia and industry.

Prior to joining the Air Force Research Laboratory, he spent several years in industry working on passive optical networking components, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, airborne radar systems and RF subsystems systems for code division multiple access cellphone base stations. He is affiliated with the Electrical Engineering honor society, Eta Kappa Nu; Engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi; Honor society of Science and Engineering Research, Sigma Xi; and Senior Member, IEEE. Dr Allen has authored >125 technical papers, guided and been a committee member for several graduate theses and dissertations, and also serves as a reviewer for several journals and has served as special edition associate editor SPIE Optical Engineering and currently for OSA Applied Optics. He is also a co-founder and general chair the IEEE Research and Applications of Photonics in Defense conference.