Professor Diana Huffaker is the Electrical Engineering Department Chair at the University of Texas at Arlington. She maintains Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she directs the Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory User Facility with the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). Before joining UTA, she directed the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) at Cardiff University where she held the Welsh Government Sêr Cymru Chair in Advanced Materials and Engineering. Professor Huffaker has co-authored over 250 refereed journal publications with more than 11K citations (h-index =54) and many invited presentations world-wide. Her research interests include nanostructured materials, quantum technologies, plasmonics and metamaterials. Her active projects include 3D nanolasers, quantum emitters, advanced photodetectors. She is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, National Security and Science Engineering Faculty (NSSEFF) and the Humboldt Society along with Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer. She is an active participant in the technical community with leadership roles in many international societies including IEEE, OSA, MRS, SPIE, Women in Science, select local and national community programs.