Arthur Lichtenberger

Research Partner

Dr. Arthur Lichtenberger is a Research Professor at the University of Virginia in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the NRAO Director of the UVA Microfabrication Laboratories (UVML). He received a BA from Amherst College in 1980 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UVA in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He has built an internationally recognized research program in superconducting materials, devices, circuits and packaging for ultra-sensitive single pixel and array THz detectors, having collaborated with astronomical groups for the past 25 years to develop state of the art millimeter and submm wavelength mixers for use on radio telescopes throughout the world. His group’s research, in collaboration with professors Barker and Weikle, also includes the investigation of materials and microfabrication technologies for new terahertz devices, circuits and metrology. To date, he has been PI or Co-PI on over 25 million dollars of funding and an author on over 150 papers. He is a founding member, and the president and COO of Dominion MicroProbes Inc. He obtained $9.05M from internal UVA funds for the renovation of the UVML cleanroom in 2017, and was the PI on a 2017 UVA  Strategic Investment Fund award (Multifunctional Materials Integration Facility Launch) for $10M.


B.S. ​Physics, Amherst College, 1980

M.S. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1985

Ph.D. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1987


  • Co-Winner of the UVA Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award (with Barker, Weikle and Hossack), 2016
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Leadership Award, 2017

Research Interests:

  • Superconducting materials and devices
  • MM-wave and THz devices, circuits and metrology