Professor Diana Huffaker received her B.S. degree in Engineering Physics (1986) from the University of Arizona, and her M.S. degree in Material Sciecnes (1990) from the University of Texas, Austin. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1994 from the same university following her work on vertical cavity devices based on buried native-oxide layers. During 2001-2006, she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Her research interests cover nanodot-based optoelectronic devices including III-V/Si photonics, lasers, single-photon emitters, III-V nanotransistors, solar cells and electronic characterization of biomaterials. Her current research projects focus on device development, crystal growth (MBE and MOCVD) and characterization of patterned and self-assembled quantum dots in compound III-(As, P, N, Sb), modeling of self-assembled processes along with electronic characterization of biomaterials.