Alexandra Boltasseva

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

School & Department Profile(s)


Alexandra Boltasseva is a Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, 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, 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), elected member of Materials Research Society (MRS) Board of directors (two-year term, from 2014), senior member of the IEEE and SPIE, and Editor-in-Chief for OSAs Optical Materials Express. Alexandra authored 117 journal articles (h-index 47, Google Scholar) with a total number of citations above 8200.