John P. Prineas

John P. Prineas
Professor and Director of Research Operations
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2000
136 IATL
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-3347
180 IATL
190 IATL
Lab Phone: 
(319) 335-3525
(319) 335-3472
Research Interests: 
Experimental semiconductor physics




  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Short-, mid-, and long-wave infrared semiconductor optoelectronics and photonics
  • Carrier dynamics and transport in semiconductor superlattices, nanowires, heterostructures
  • Photonic engineering at the nano- to micro-scale: plasmonics, metamaterials, cavities  
  • Electronic engineering in semiconductor heterostructures
  • Optical chemical sensing, thermal scene projection, artificial intelligence  
  • Facilities include ultrafast optics labs, use of the Molecular Beam Epitaxy Facility for III-V semiconductor growth, and the MATfab for materials micro- and nano-fabrication and imaging.
  • Students work in an interdisciplinary environment in Iowa CREATES, are supported by research assistantships, publish and present at national\international conferences