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Our projects

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One day's moments caught on film (click on a button below to see the corresponding image; click on an image to see its larger version):


June 2017: Our paper Controlling hybrid nonlinearities in transparent conducting oxides via two-colour excitation came out in Nature Communications.

June 2017: Check out our newly published Science Prospective article Applying plasmonics to a sustainable future.

The article was highlighted in a Purdue press release Plasmonics could bring sustainable society, desalination tech, which was picked up by various science/tech news outlets.

May 2017: Our paper Optical Properties of Plasmonic Ultrathin TiN Films came out in Advanced Optical Materials.

May 2017: Check out our newly published CLEO 2017 papers

May 2017: Our papers

are among 5 most downloaded articles from Optical Material Express in April 2017.

May 2017: Our paper Hybrid plasmonic waveguides formed by metal coating of dielectric ridges came out in Optics Express.

May 2017: Former and current group members gathered on the occasion of the Commencement Ceremony for some of the group alumni.

In front of Purdue's Birck Nanotechno-
logy Center (BNC)

In the lobby of the BNC

May 2017: Our paper Plasmonics on the slope of enlightenment: the role of transition metal nitrides is among 25 most-read Faraday Discussions articles in 2016.

May 2017: Our paper Broadband Hot Electron Collection for Solar Water Splitting with Plasmonic Titanium Nitride was among 5 most downloaded articles from Advanced Optical Materials journal in April 2017.

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:

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

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

news (cntd.)

April 2017: Our paper Plasmonic Titanium Nitride Nanostructures via Nitridation of Nanopatterned Titanium Dioxide is among Top 5 downloads from Advanced Optical Materials in March 2017. It was also featured on the back cover of issue 7 (v.5) of the journal and in an article in Advanced Science News.

April 2017: Our paper Temperature-Dependent Optical Properties of Plasmonic Titanium Nitride Thin Films came out in ACS Photonics.

April 2017: Our paper Temperature-Dependent Optical Properties of Single Crystalline and Polycrystalline Silver Thin Films came out in ACS Photonics.

April 2017: Our group member Mikhail Shalaginov has received the 2017 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. This prestigious award goes to students who demonstrated excellence and leadership in research through publications, participation in professional organizations, and willingness to mentor others. This year 2 graduate students (out of 700+) from the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering were chosen for this award.

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.