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Arthur W. Lichtenberger

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
Thornton Hall E-224
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Physics, Amherst College, 1980
M.S. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1985
Ph.D. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1987
Biography

Dr. Arthur Lichtenberger is a Research Professor at the University of Virginia in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the NRAO Director of the UVA Microfabrication Laboratories (UVML). He received a BA from Amherst College in 1980 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UVA in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He has built an internationally recognized research program in superconducting materials, devices, circuits and packaging for ultra-sensitive single pixel and array THz detectors, having collaborated with astronomical groups for the past 25 years to develop state of the art millimeter and submm wavelength mixers for use on radio telescopes throughout the world. His group’s research, in collaboration with professors Barker and Weikle, also includes the investigation of materials and microfabrication technologies for new terahertz devices, circuits and metrology. To date, he has been PI or Co-PI on over 25 million dollars of funding and an author on over 150 papers. He is a founding member, and the president and COO of Dominion MicroProbes Inc. He obtained $9.05M from internal UVA funds for the renovation of the UVML cleanroom in 2017, and was the PI on a 2017 UVA  Strategic Investment Fund award (Multifunctional Materials Integration Facility Launch) for $10M. 

NRAO-UVA Grote Reber TKIP Fellowship Proposal
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
January 01, 2020 – February 28, 2022
An Improved Drone-Based Complex Beam Mapping Technique to Enhance Accuracy for Low
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
September 01, 2020 – December 31, 2021
EN-EE Superconducting Circuits SIS Mixers
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
October 01, 2016 – September 30, 2021
Photon-Counting Kinetic Inductance Detectors for the Origins of Space Telescope
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
January 29, 2018 – January 28, 2021
EN-EE Graduate Student - Tannaz Farrahi - Fellowship Support of NRAO Superconducting Heterodyne Detector
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
September 01, 2014 – September 01, 2017
EN-EE Differential High Frequency Wafer Probes at WR3 and WR5
Source: Dominion MicroProbes, Inc.
October 01, 2014 – March 31, 2017
EN-EE Advanced Materials and on Wafer Chip Evaluation for Second Generation ALMA Superconducting Mixers
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
January 01, 2016 – March 31, 2017
EN-EE UVA-NRAO ALMA Development Proposal for Superconducting Circuits
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
July 01, 2013 – September 30, 2016
Collaborative Research: Multiband, Ultrasensitive Terahertz Imaging Receivers Based on Quasi-Optical Balanced Hot-Electron Mixers
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
June 01, 2011 – May 31, 2015
NRAO Graduate Student Fellowship Support of Superconducting Detector Research and Development
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2015
EN-EE Microfabricated Elements for WR1.0 MicroProbes
Source: Dominion MicroProbes, Inc.
April 01, 2014 – August 31, 2014
NRAL Graduate Student Fellowship Support of Superconducting Detector Research and Development
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2014
ALMA SIS THz Detectors FY11&12
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
June 04, 2008 – August 22, 2013
ALMA SIS THz Detectors
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
June 04, 2008 – June 30, 2013
Micromachined Probes for Measurement & Characterization of Terahertz Materials and Devices
Source: Dominion MicroProbes, Inc.
October 24, 2012 – April 24, 2013
Microfabricated Elements for WR2.2 MicroProbes
Source: Dominion MicroProbes, Inc.
July 01, 2012 – February 28, 2013
ECE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 3–6
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. A project report is required at the completion of each semester. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

Co-Winner of the UVA Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award (with Barker, Weikle and Hossack) 2016

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Leadership Award 2017

Dominion Microprobes, Co-Founder, COO, President http://dmprobes.com/