dr.ir. D.A.I. Marpaung (David)

Associate Professor

About Me

David Marpaung joined the University of Twente in January 2018 as an associate professor leading the Nonlinear Nanophotonics group within the Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics chair. 

David received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Twente, working on microwave photonic system integration for optical beamforming. He joined CUDOS University of Sydney, Australia in August 2012 as a research fellow. From 2015 to 2017 he was a senior research fellow leading the nonlinear integrated microwave photonics research activities in CUDOS University of Sydney.

David was the recipient of the 2015 Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council and the 2017 Vidi award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

His research interests include RF photonics, photonic integration, nonlinear optics, and phononics. For more information visit his research group website.


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My group performs research on advanced integrated photonic structures as platforms to enhance and control nonlinear and optomechanical interactions of light with matter. We pursue applications in next-generation microwave photonic signal processing systems and advanced light sources.

Research interests include:

- Integrated microwave photonics

- Brillouin scattering and optomechanics

- Nonlinear nanophotonics

- Silicon nitride photonics

For more information please visit my group website

More detailed publication list can be found here or from my Google Scholar page



Marpaung, D. A. I., Roeloffzen, C. G. H., Heideman, R., Leinse, A., Sales, S., & Capmany, J. (2013). Integrated microwave photonics. Laser & photonics reviews, 7(1), 1-33. DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201200032
Leinse, A., Heideman, R., Hoekman, M., Schreuder, F., Falke, F., Roeloffzen, C. G. H., ... Oldenbeuving, R. M. (2013). TriPleX waveguide platform: low-loss technology over a wide wavelength range. In Proceedings of Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications II (pp. 1-13). (Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Optoelectronics; Vol. 8767). USA: SPIE. DOI: 10.1117/12.2020574

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