Catching Light Rays: Making Light Work at Nanoscale for Faster Communication, Denser Data Storage, Energy and BioMedical Applications

By Alexandra Boltasseva

Electrical and Computer Engineeering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Abstract

Optics has revolutionized how we communicate, harvest energy, do computation and diagnose illness. Novel optical technologies fueled by nanophotonics “squeeze” electromagnetic radiation into tiny areas much smaller than the wavelength of light. Explore “flatland” optics, on-chip nanocircuitry, medical diagnostics, and therapy and green energy with nanophotonics.

Bio

Alexandra Boltasseva Alexandra Boltasseva is a Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, and an adjunct Associate Professor at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She received her PhD in electrical engineering at DTU in 2004. Boltasseva specializes in nanophotonics, nanofabrication, optical materials, plasmonics and metamaterials. She received the 2013 IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award, the MIT Technology Review Top Young Innovator (TR35) award that "honors 35 innovators under 35 each year whose work promises to change the world", the Purdue College of Engineering Early Career Research Award, the Young Researcher Award in Advanced Optical Technologies from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and the Young Elite-Researcher Award from the Danish Council for Independent Research. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE. Alexandra authored more than 100 journal articles (h-index 48, Google Scholar) with a total number of citations above 9500. She served on MRS Board of Directors and is Editor-in-Chief for OSA’s Optical Materials Express.

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  • Alexandra Boltasseva (2018), "Catching Light Rays: Making Light Work at Nanoscale for Faster Communication, Denser Data Storage, Energy and BioMedical Applications," http://nanohub.org/resources/28654.

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Westwood, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN