Prof. Vladimir M. Shalaev
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Mail: Purdue University, School
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
1285 Electrical Engineering Building
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1285
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March, 2014 - The book Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications by W. Cai and V. Shalaev receives 2014 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award recognizing "a recent and outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, or the optics and photonics industry". This biennial award is co-sponsored by SPIE (see pages: #1, #2) and OSA.
February, 2014 - The OPTICS category in the ISI Web of Science contains over 80 journals, which in total publish between 20,000 and 30,000 papers each year. Out of about 250,000 papers published in these journals from January 2005 to January 2014, three papers from the Shalaev group are among the top 10 most cited publications and they are ranked, in terms of the number of citations, as #5 (Ref. 146 in the List of Publications; 1,025 citations), #7 (Ref. 126; 891 citations), and #8 (Ref. 154; 711 citations).
July 23, 2013 - A former PhD student in Prof. Shalaev's research group Satoshi Ishii receives 27th High Technology Award for Originality (the second place in the competition) for his work "Metallic Lenses for Diffraction Optics and Sub-Diffraction Optics". In his work at Purdue University, S. Ishii experimentally demonstrated that plasmonics and optical metamaterials can offer unique enhancements to the diffraction properties of metallic nanoslit lenses.

The developed metallic lenses included polarization-selective nanoslit lenses which work similarly to conventional convex or concave lenses, depending on (linear) polarization of the incident light; intensity-tunable nanoslit lenses with liquid crystals; and sub-wavelength focusing lenses with hyperbolic metamaterials. All these lenses are thin and planar and, thus, are suitable for the conventional planar fabrication and integration technologies. Learn more ...
UNESCO Medals 'For the Development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies' have been awarded to a small group of experts, including Vladimir Shalaev (learn more: #1, #2).

With UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova (Bulgaria) and David T. Killion, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, at the Award Ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters (October 11, 2012).
"Professor Vladimir Shalaev has won the 2010 Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America, in recognition of his seminal contributions to both the theoretical framework and the optical realization of optical metamaterials. ..." read more .... Here are pics - #1, #2, #3 - from the CLEO/QELS Conf. Award Session (19.05.10, San Jose, CA) where the 2010 Max Born Award was presented.
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