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November 2016: Profs. V. Shalaev and A. Boltasseva with Prof. A. Bement (in the middle) at Purdue Excellence in Research Banquet (click on the picture to see its larger version):

September 2016: Our paper Temperature-dependent optical properties of gold thin films is among Optical Materials Express Top Downloads.

July 2016: Check out the video from Frontiers in Nonlinear Physics Conference, July 17-25, 2016.

May 2016: Catching up over ice cream with Dr. Gururaj Naik - a former member of Prof. A. Boltasseva's research group - at CLEO 2016 in San Jose, CA.

March 2016: While on sabbatical, visiting colleagues that became friends, and breathing in the air of the place where the quantum began (click on a button below to see the corresponding image; click on an image to see its larger version).

January 2016: Our paper Plasmonics on the slope of enlightenment: the role of transition metal nitrides was highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology editorial.

January 2016: Our recent Science perspective, Plasmonics - turning loss into gain, highlights applications where plasmon-enhanced loss of light energy, accompanied by local heating of the medium, is used to technological advantage.

Prof. V. Shalaev

Whether you are a Student, a Researcher, or the CEO

of a dynamic company active in the field of photonics and nanotechnology, I hope you will find something interesting for you on this website and that you will visit us again.

You can reach me via:

Phone: +1 765 494-9855
E-mail: shalaev@purdue.edu
Mail: Purdue University (contd.)

Birck Nanotechnology Center
1205 West State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Quick info on our research and collaborations can be found here:

A new video below describes in some detail nanophotonics effort led by Professors V. Shalaev, A Boltasseva, and A. Kildishev at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center. *** New ***

Exerpts from this video appear in the sections describing relevant projects on pages

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November 2015: Congratulations to our group member Amr Shaltout who successfully passed his final PhD examination. Amrs's PhD work, entitled "Photonic Metasurfaces for Spatiotemporal and Ultrafast Light Control," deals with manipulation of light by means of spatially and temporally engineered metasurfaces with a goal of observing new physical effects and developing ultra-compact optical devices. In the picture below: A. Shaltout (in the middle) with Profs. E. Narimanov, A. Boltasseva, A. Kildishev and V. Shalaev.

October 30, 2015: Prof. V. Shalaev received Honorary Doctorate from University of Southern Denmark. The picture below shows a snapshot of the award ceremony.

October 2015: A workshop Quantum control of light and matter has taken place October 14-15, 2015, at Purdue Discovery Park. It marked coming into existence of Purdue Quantum Center and featured world-class experts in the fields of quantum physics and photonics.

The pictures below show: I) invited speakers of the Workshop joined by Purdue Faculty members, ii) younger participants of the Workshop, including members of Prof. V. Shalaev's research group, whose enthusiasm and hard work were integral ingredients of the Workshop's success (click on a pic to view its larger version).

Worlshop Quantum control of light and matter - invited speakers

Worlshop  Quantum control of light and matter -  younger participants

October 2015: My plenary talk at META'15 conference (New York, August 7-10, 2015):

August 2015: Prof. V. Shalaev, Prof. A. Boltasseva and Dr. U. Guler (picture below) are in Purdue Research Foundation Spotlight for their NMTI start-up related activities.

A. Boltasseva, V. Shalaev & U. Guler - Purdue Spotlight

July 2015: META conference is now on Facebook. Browse and enjoy!

June 15, 2015: Prof. V. Shalaev has been selected as the recipient of the IEEE Photonics Society 2015 William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, "For seminal contributions both to the theoretical framework and to the groundbreaking experimental realization of optical metamaterials." The presentation of the Award will be made during the Awards Ceremony of the 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference in Reston (Virginia, USA) on 5th October, 2015.