Wataru Nakagawa, Ph.D.


Optical nanostructures, photonics, nanoscale optics, and computational electromagnetics.


Dr. Nakagawa holds a B.S. degree in Physics and a B.A. degree in Urban Studies, both from Stanford University. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering were earned at the University of California, San Diego, where he studied with Prof. Yeshaiahu Fainman.

Dr. Nakagawa teaches a variety of courses in the optics, electromagnetics, and electronics fields. His research group focuses on the design, fabrication, characterizations and applications of novel optical devices based on micro- and nano-structures in silicon and other materials.