Aaron Danner

Deputy Director and Associate Professor


Aaron Danner believes that everyone regardless of resources and background should have access to high quality educational materials.  To this end, with the help of students in his research group and colleagues at the Centre for Instructional Technology, he has published several Massive Open Online Courses and a large number of YouTube videos promoting various electrical engineering topics.  He is a current member of NUS’s Teaching Academy and has won the Annual Teaching Excellence Award multiple times for his efforts towards enhancement of undergraduate education.  He is also a long-standing participant in educational activities of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics), previously serving on its Educational Committee, and recently chaired the ETOP conference (Education and Training in Optics and Photonics) in 2021.  Along with his educational activities, he manages an active research group in the field of optoelectronics.

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

A. J. Danner, "Public domain optics: Experimental gems from pre-1923 textbooks," in Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, ETOP 2019 Papers (Optica Publishing Group, 2019), paper 11143_153.

A. J. Danner, M. Henz, and B. S. Teo, "Solar powered rotorcraft: a multidisciplinary engineering challenge for undergraduate students," in ETOP 2017 Proceedings, X. Liu and X. Zhang, eds., (Optica Publishing Group, 2017), paper 104520J.