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Alexandra Boltasseva
Associate professor
Address: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Birck Nanotechnology Center
Purdue University
1205 West State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2057
Phone: +1 765 494 0301

I'm also

Adjunct Associate Professor
at DTU Fotonik
Department of Photonics Engineering
Technical University of Denmark


April 18, 2014 - A Purdue press release and a paper "Refractory Plasmonics" (Science, 344, 263-4 (2014)) highlight our work on refractory plasmonic materials/thermo-plasmonics with potential applications in thermal photovoltaics, heat assisted magnetic recording of data on computer hard drives and photo-thermal cancer therapy.


April 14, 2014 - Professor Alexandra Boltasseva chosen as University Faculty Scholar



February 28, 2014: Politiken - one of Denmark's leading newspapers - published an article Women and humanists rarely get Elite Researcher Awards featuring Alexandra's picture from her award's year. Since 2007, 40 prizes have been awarded but only 4 women got the prize.


December 6, 2013: Alexandra was featured in the article Alexandra Boltasseva: A Rising Star, published by The Institute - the member newspaper of the IEEE.


October 24, 2013: Alexandra Boltasseva has been elected to become a new member of the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2014. The top-rank MRS Officials, Orlando Auciello (President) and Todd M. Osman (Executive Director), congratulated Alexandra on her election to the MRS Board of Directors and so did the administration of Web resource Women in Nanoscience.


June 2013: Alexandra Boltasseva accepts IEEE Photonics Society 2013 Young Investigator Award at CLEO 2013 plenary session (picture on the left; with IEEE Photonics Society President Hideo Kuwahara).


May 20, 2013 - Our OMEx papers on titanium nitride and transparent conducing oxides as plasmonic materials have been the TOP OMEx downloads over the past two years.


Gururaj Naik, a recent graduate from our group, wins IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2013 Graduate Student Fellowship! The award will be presented to Gururaj on September 9th at IEEE Photonics Conference.

Gururaj Naik (picture on the left), receives Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from the College of Engineering, Purdue University. The prestigious award recognizes his excellence in research. Gururaj's research focuses on developing new plasmonic materials and devices that pave the way for plasmonic and metamaterial technologies. Learn more ....


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