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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. His awards include the AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award, MIT’s Best Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Thesis, and the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship.

His group uses quantum and nonlinear optics to study the interaction of light and matter, and they also exploit these interactions to make devices that interact with the world in extraordinary new ways. They use nanoscale engineering to push beyond the limits of conventional electronics and photonics, and they seek to both perform basic science and use newly-discovered phenomena to create devices that address the world’s key 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.