ISI Directory

Mike Haney, Ph.D.

Director, Advanced Photonics


From 2014 to 2020, Michael Haney served first as Program Director, and then Program Director Emeritus, at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), on a long-term assignment from the University of Delaware (UD), where he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  His earlier work at UD included leading a DARPA-funded multi-university center on chip-scale photonic integration and other large university-industry collaborations.  While at ARPA-E he led the development and management of programs in high-efficiency solar energy conversion and photonic networks for data centers and high-performance computing systems.   From 2006-2010, also while on extended leave from UD, Haney served as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA, where he developed and managed a portfolio of R&D programs on the application of integrated photonics and micro-optics in computer interconnects and switching, bio-sensing, remote sensing, and solar cells. He held a previous academic position at George Mason University; and in 1998, co-founded Applied Photonics, Inc. to advance integrated optical interconnect technology for military and commercial applications.  Haney received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and B.S. in Physics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.