Pao-Tai Lin

Assistant Professor

Director, Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonics and Remote Sensing (MiPRoS) Laboratory

Lin, Pao Tai

Office: WERC 214F
Phone: 979.458.8223
Fax: 979.845.6259

Research Website
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Research Interests


  • Biomedical sensors on a chip
  • Multiscale fabrication technologies
  • Reconfigurable materials
  • Nanophotonics & metamaterials
  • Mid-Infrared integrated Photonics

Awards & Honors

  • IEEE Nano Conference - Best Paper Finalist Award, 2014
  • MIT-SUTD Postdoctoral fellowship, 2013-2015
  • User Award talk for Argonne National Laboratory Annual Users Meeting, 2008


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Selected Publications

T. Jin, L. Li, B. Zhang, H.-Y. G. Lin, H. Wang, P. T. Lin, "Monolithic Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonics Using Silicon-on-Epitaxial Barium Titanate Thin Films," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 9, 21848−21855 2017

S. Novak, P. T. Lin, C. Li, C. Lumdee, J. Hu, A. M. Agarwal, P. G. Kik, W. Deng, K. Richardson, "Direct Electrospray Printing of Gradient Refractive Index Chalcogenide Glass Films," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 9, 26990–26995 2017

P. T. Lin, H. –Y. G. Lin, Z. Han, T. Jin, R. Millender, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, “Label-Free Glucose Sensing Using Chip-Scale Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonics,” Adv. Opt. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adom.201600440 2016

P. T. Lin, J. Giammarco, N. Borodinov, M. Savchak, V. Singh, L. C. Kimerling, D. T. H. Tan, K. A. Richardson, I. Luzinov, and A. Agarwal, “Label-Free Water Sensors Using Hybrid Polymer–Dielectric Mid-Infrared Optical Waveguides,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 7, 11189–11194 2015

P. T. Lin, S. W. Kwok, H.-Y. G. Lin, V. Singh, L. C. Kimerling, G. M. Whitesides, A. Agarwal, "Mid-Infrared Spectrometer Using Opto-nanofluidic Slot-Waveguide for Label-free On-Chip Chemical Sensing," Nano Lett. 14, 231-238 2014.

P. I. Lin, H. Jung, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, H. X. Tang, "Low-loss Aluminium Nitride Thin Film for Mid-Infrared Microphotonics," Laser Photonics Rev. 8, L23-L28 2014

Y. Zha*, P. I. Lin*, L.C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, ·c. B. Arnold, "Inverted-rib Chalcogenide Waveguides by Solution Process," ACS Photonics DOl: 10.1021/ph400107s 2014

V Singh, P.-T. Lin, N. Patel, H. Lin, L. Li, Y. Zou, F. Deng, C. Ni, J. Hu, J. Giammarco, A. P. Soliani, B. Zdyrko, I. Luzinov, S. Novak, J. Novak, P. Wachtel, S. Danto, J. D. Musgraves, K. Richardson, L. C Kimerling, A. M. Agarwal, "Mid-infrared Materials and Devices on a Si Platform for Optical Sensing," Sci. Techno/. Adv. Mater. 15, 014603 2014

J. P. Singer*, P. T. Lin*, S. E. Kooi , L. C. Kimerling , J. Michel , E. L. Thomas , "Direct-Write Thermocapillary Dewetting of of Polymer Thin Films by a Laser-Induced Thermal Gradient," Adv. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adma.201302777 2013

P. T. Lin. V. Singh, H.-Y. G. Lin, T. Tiwald, L. C. Kimerling, A.M. Agarwal, "Low-Stress Silicon Nitride Platform for Mid-Infrared Broadband and Monolithically Integrated Microphotonics," Adv. Opt. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adom.201300205 2013

P. T. Lin, V. Singh, J. Hu, K. Richardson, J.D. Musgraves, I. Luzinov, J. Hensley, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, "Chip-scale Mid-Infrared Chemical Sensors Using Air-clad Pedestal Silicon Waveguides," Lab on a Chip 13, 2161 2013