Shamsul Arafin


Assistant Project Scientist

sarafin [at]

Academic Employment & Education
11/2014 – Present     University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Assistant Project Scientist, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Larry Coldren
Research focus: Photonic Integrated Circuits
01/2013 – 10/2014       University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA
Postdoctoral research scholar, Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Kang L. Wang
Research focus: Heteroepitaxial growth of GaAs on Silicon by molecular beam epitaxy, van der Waals epitaxy, graphene devices, and VCSELs using graphene electrode 
02/2012 – 12/2012       McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Postdoctoral fellow, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Zetian Mi
Research focus: Epitaxial growth and optical / electrical characterization of III-nitride single nanowire, nanoplasmonics, and quantum-dot semiconductor microtube resonators.
05/2008 – 01/2012       Tech. Univ. München, Walter Schottky Institut, Munich, Germany
PhD, Electrical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Markus-Christian Amann
Thesis Title: Electrically-pumped GaSb-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs)
04/ 2006 – 03/2008      Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Rainer Michalzik
Thesis Title: Investigations into matrix-addressable VCSEL arrays
07/2000 – 06/2005       Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.Sc., Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Mohammad Ali
Thesis Title: Computer interfacing of digital energy meter using data acquisition card