Solomon Assefa is a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His research interests include CMOS-integrated silicon nanophotonics for optical interconnect, ultra-fast photodetectors, and nano-structured silicon-platform for novel applications including quantum communication and bio-sensing.
Dr. Assefa is a member of IEEE,OSA, and APS. He has received a Technical Accomplishment Award, Corporate Award, and several Invention Achievement Awards from IBM. He was also recognized by MIT Technology Review’s TR35, a list of the World’s Top Young Innovators for 2011.
Solomon received B.S. in physics, B.S. in EECS, and M.S. in EECS in 2001 from MIT. He joined IBM in 2004 after receiving a Ph.D. from MIT.