MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center

MIRTHE+Photonics Sensing Center advances mid-infrared photonics, and develops novel light sources and ultra-sensitive chemical senior systems for environmental, medical, and security applications. The main focus is on breakthrough technological innovation as well as affordability and the widespread commercialization of its technologies.

MIRTHE+ is a graduated NSF Engineering Research Center led by Princeton University with core partner universities that include Rice University, Texas A&M University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Johns Hopkins University and the City College of New York. Through collaboration with academic partners, industry, and government laboratories, MIRTHE+ offers numerous research, technology transfer, and education and outreach opportunities.

MIRTHE+  graduated from its 10th year as an NSF Engineering Research Center On October 31 2016 and expanded its photonic footprint beyond mid-infrared advancing the knowledge and technology pertaining to mid-IR and other photonic technologies for health, the environment, security, defense, process control, and instrumentation including materials, light sources, detectors, sensing systems, and sensing applications. 

Through its fundamental research and prototyping in materials, sources, detectors, sensing
systems, and applications testbeds, MIRTHE+ addresses a broad range of technologies and industry sectors – semiconductors, test and measurement, medical equipment manufacturers, chemical and petrochemical, and homeland security – as well as government labs and hospitals.

MIRTHE+ provides interdisciplinary and practice oriented education for a diverse U.S. workforce and seeks to educate the public about chemical sensing with applications in environment, homeland security, and health. The Center encompasses a world-class team of engineers, chemists, physicists, environmental and bio-engineers, and clinicians.

MIRTHE+ is operated by Princeton University in cooperation with Academic Partner Institutions, and is administered through the Princeton Research Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM). Support comes from Princeton University, Academic Partner Institutions, Industrial firms, Federal Laboratories, and Government Agencies.

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Gerard Wysocki, Director
B324 Engineering Quad