Regents' Professor; Julius Brown Chair Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: VL W419
Phone: 404.894.2931| Fax: 404.894.2979
Email:tom.gaylord@ece.gatech.edu
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Dr. Gaylord received the B.S. in physics and the M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University. He came to Georgia Tech in 1972.

Dr. Gaylord was instrumental in the founding and development of the optics educational and research programs in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This includes the development of the Optical Engineering, Integrated Optics, Modulation, Diffractive and Crystal Optics, and Optoelectronics: Materials, Processes, and Devices courses, the development of optics research programs, and the development of research and instructional laboratory facilities.

Dr. Gaylord is the author of over 300 technical journal publications and 25 patents in the areas of optics, optoelectronics, and semiconductor devices.


Research Areas of Interest
  • Diffractive Optics
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Optical Interconnects
  • Fiber Optic Devices
  • Optical Sensors
  • Optics Instrumentation
  • Nanostructure Optoelectronics

Expertise Keywords

  • Optics & Photonics