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David Burghoff

David Burghoff

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-9366

Office: 226B Cushing Hall


B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; MS and Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


David Burghoff began as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Notre Dame in 2018. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his master’s from MIT, and his bachelor’s from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Some of his recent awards include MIT’s Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award and the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The overarching theme of his research is the development of new platforms that will allow long-wavelength light to be used in scalable sensors and systems. Broadly speaking, it focuses on devices and systems that blend nanoscale optoelectronics, ultrafast & nonlinear optoelectronics, and integrated long-wavelength photonics, with applications in healthcare, energy, sensing, security, and transportation. His broader ambition is to usher in an era of ubiquitous mid-infrared and terahertz photonics, and he is excited about the possibility of using these technologies to address some of our most pressing challenges.


NDnano seed grants to support sustainable energy, materials, and new tech research

August 8, 2019

Seven faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded three grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology Seed Grant Program.

NDEE Grad Student Accepts IC Fellowship

June 26, 2019

NDEE PhD candidate, David Benirshcke has accepted an esteemed post-doctoral fellowship in the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

EE Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

July 12, 2018

EE welcomes Christopher Hinkle and David Burghoff to the faculty, fall 2018.


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