Dr. Jaime Viegas received his Ph.D. in Physics and M.Sc. in Optoelectronics and Lasers from the University of Porto, Portugal. He was one of the founding faculty members of the Microsystems Engineering Program at Masdar Institute having joined in 2010 after being deeply involved in developing the curricula and the labs for teaching and research in the fields of Photonics, Nanoscale Fabrication, and Thin Film Characterization.
From 2010-2011, Dr. Viegas was a visiting scholar at the Research Laboratory of Electronics (MIT), working in collaboration with Prof. Erich Ippen and Prof. Leslie Kolodziejski on the development of III-V infrared lasers. From 2015-2017, Dr. Viegas co-led, with Prof. Sang-Gook Kim (MIT), a Masdar Institute/MIT flagship project on "Hot-electron full solar spectrum watersplitting" and led a collaborative project with the Institute of Microelectronics of Singapore (IME) and GlobalFoundries Singapore on piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers.
Currently, Dr. Viegas is an Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Khalifa University. He is also the Director of the Semiconductor Research Corporation-sponsored Center of Excellence in Integrated Photonics, a collaborative effort with GlobalFoundries (USA), where next-generation silicon photonics components for ultra-wide bandwidth data communication are being developed.