Clara Dimas

Clara Dimas


Assistant Professor - Microsystems Engineering
Phone number: +971 2 810 9109

Dr. Dimas’s areas of expertise are light emitting devices based on nanostructures, microelectromechanical systems for adaptive optics and semiconductor processing. Prior to joining Masdar Institute, she conducted research at the Center for Optical Technologies on the design and fabrication of broadband quantum dot/dash light sources for interferometric sensing systems. In addition, she previously worked at a startup from the Boston University Photonics Center on the product research and development of micromirrors for biomedical imaging and free-space communications. 

Dr. Dimas received her PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Lehigh University, and her BSE in EE from the University of Pennsylvania. She has contributed to 40 publications including refereed journals, conference proceedings, invited talks and a US patent.

For more information, please visit Dr. Dimas' profile at the Nano-Optics and Optoelectronics Research (NOOR) Laboratory website.

Courses/Teaching interests:

  • Microfabrication Processing Technology
  • Photonic Materials , Devices and Integrated Circuits

Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:
Current Students:

  • Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Bin Naser Al Teneiji



Research Interest/Research Projects
  • Chalcogenide glass (ChG) based infrared (IR) light emitting device with monolithic and compatible with CMOS or detector integration for power efficient, reliable and high selectivity sensor-on-a-chip
  • Low-cost low-energy fabrication of ChG thin films for microphotonic and electronic applications. 
  • IR Fiber based sensors for stability, environmental, biomedical, chemical and gas monitoring and detection systems.
Selected Publications 
  • F. Al Tal, C. Dimas, J. Hu, A. Agarwal, L. Kimerling, “Simulation of Erbium-doped Chalcogenide micro-disk Mid-IR laser source," Optics Express [19-13] pp.11951-11962, 2011
  • N. Patel, S. Geyer, J. Scherer, M. Bawendi, N. Carlie, J. Wilkinson, S. Novak, D. Musgraves, K. Richardson, J. Hu, P. Lin, P. Becla, C. Dimas, A. Agarwal, L. Kimerling, "Infrared Colloidal Quantum Dot Chalcogenide Films for Integrated Light Sources," OSA Optics & Photonics Congress, Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics, IWG3, 2011
  • C. Dimas, C. L. Tan, H. S. Djie, A. McAulay, and B. S. Ooi, "A temporal coherence study of quantum dot/dash broadband lasers and superluminescent diodes", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., Vol. 21, No. 11, pp. 694-696, 2009.