Dr. Gordon Keeler




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DARPA, Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)

Dr. Gordon Keeler

Dr. Gordon Keeler joined DARPA in August 2017 as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His objective is to accelerate the development of emerging photonics, electronics, and integration technologies to open new pathways toward revolutionary optical microsystems.


Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Keeler was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. At Sandia, his research focused on the creation of advanced optoelectronics and heterogeneous integration techniques to prototype solutions for optical sensing, imaging, communications, and high-performance computing applications. His technical interests include semiconductor lasers, modulators, and detectors; nanophotonics and plasmonics; semiconductor materials and device physics; radio frequency (RF) and ultrafast optics; novel photonic materials and their integration with mature platforms; and microscale optoelectronic packaging technologies.


Dr. Keeler has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings, and holds several patents in the field of photonics. He was the chair of the Albuquerque Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society, and is an IEEE senior member and a member of The Optical Society (OSA).


Dr. Keeler received the Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Lakehead University, and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Physics from Stanford University. His graduate research focused on compound semiconductor optoelectronics, heterogeneous integration of photonics with microelectronics, and the application of ultrafast techniques to high-performance computing.