Prof. Vladimir M. Shalaev

Brief CV:

Vladimir M. Shalaev

The Robert and Anne Burnett Professor
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-9855, Fax: (765) 494-6951, E-mail:; (this site)


Ph.D. Krasnoyarsk State University (Russia), physics and mathematics, 1983;
M.S. Krasnoyarsk State University (Russia), physics (with highest distinction), 1979.

Professional Career:

Scientific Director for Nanophotonics, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue,2011-pres.
Bob and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and
Computer Engineering 2011-pres.
Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,2004-2011
Professor of Biomedical Engineering2005-pres.
Professor of Physics 2011-pres.
Professor of ECE Department, Purdue University2001-pres.
George W. Gardiner Professor of Physics, New Mexico State University1997-2001
Associate Professor, New Mexico State University1993-1997
Research Associate Professor, University of Toronto (Canada)1991-1993
Humboldt Foundation Fellow, University of Heidelberg (Germany)1990-1991
Assistant Professor, Krasnoyarsk State University (Russia)1983-1990
Research Fellow, Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk (Russia)1983-1990

Professional Recognitions, Awards, and Honors:

Elected to the Purdue Innovator Hall of Fame (2014)
2014 OSA and SPIE Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for the book
Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications; authors: W. Cai and V. Shalaev
The 2012 Nanotechnology Award from UNESCO
The 2010 Optical Society of America Max Born Award
The 2010 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics
The 2006 Top 50 Nano Technology Award Winner for "Nanorod Material"
The 2009 McCoy Award, Purdue's highest honor for scientific achievement
The 2006 College of Engineering Research Award
The Acorn Award: Seed for Success, 2007
Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2010-
Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 2002-
Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), 2003-
Fellow of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), 2005-
Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004-pres
George W. Gardiner Endowed Professorship, New Mexico State University, 1997-2001
Member of the Steering Committee for MIT-Skolkovo Tech, 2011-2013
Member of the Scientific Advisory Council for Skolkovo Innovation Center ("Russian Silicon Valley")
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Russian Quantum Center
Member of the Executive Committee for the Russian Quantum Center
General co-Chair for the 2011 CLEO/QELS conference
Program co-Chair for the 2009 CLEO/IQEC conference
Chair of the OSA Technical Group "Photonic Metamaterials", 2008-2010
Chair of the OSA Topical Group: Photonic Metamaterials: from Random to Periodic, 2004-2007
Vice-Chair of the OSA Topical Group: Waves in Random and Periodic Media, 2002-2004
Reviewing Editor for Science
Co-Editor of Applied Physics B - Lasers and Optics, 2006-2013
Co-Editor for Advances in Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (Elsevier), 2006-2008
Co-Editor for Series in Nanooptics and Nanophotonics, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.2008-
Topical Editor for J. of Optical Society of America B, 2005-2011
Editorial Board for Nanophotonics journal, 2012-
Editorial Advisory Board Member for Laser and Photonics Reviews, 2008-
Editorial Advisory Board Member for Laser Physics Letters, 2006-
Editorial Board Member for Metamaterials Journal, 2006-
Editorial Board Member for Journal of Nanotechnology, 2008-
Editorial Advisory Board Member for International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory, and Nonlinear Optics
Editorial Advisory Board Member for The J. Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials (JNOPM)
Editor for Special Issue "Optics on the Nanoscale: Pronciples, Instrumentation and Applications" of Applied Physics B, v. 84, ##1 and 2, July/Aug. 2006.
Guest Editor for IEEE's Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE) on Negative Index and Metamaterials, 2009
Guest Co-Editor for J. of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics special issue on Metamaterials, 2005.
Associate Guest Editor for IEEE's Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE) on Nonlinear Optics, 2005
Guest Editor/Coordinator for Journal of Optical Society of America B (JOSA-B) Focus Issue on Metamaterials, 2005
Editor for Feature Issue of J. of the Optical Society of America A and B on "Photonic Metamaterials", v. 24, #10, 2007
OSA Max Born Award Committee, Member, 2005, 2006
Organizer of a number of symposia for ACS, OSA, APS, and CLEO/QELS Annual Meetings, 1997-2005
Chair and Member of Program Committees and International Advisory Committees for a number of International Conferences, Symposia, and Schools
Visiting Professorships (1999-2000; sabbatical year) at:
Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris
University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, Munich
The Associated Western Universities Faculty Fellowship (Sandia National Laboratories), 1995
International Humboldt Foundation Scholar (Paris-Sud Universite, France), 1991
Humboldt Foundation Fellow (Heidelberg, Germany, and Paris, France), 1990-1991
USSR Academy of Science Grant for Young Investigators, 1988-1990
2nd Prize in the USSR Academy of Science Competition on Fundamental Studies, 1983

Research Interests:

Photonics and materials science. Optoelectronic properties of mesoscopic and nanostructured systems. Nonlinear optics and spectroscopy. Optical sensors. Optical properties of nanostructured materials. Metal-dielectric nanocomposites and thin metal films. Nanoparticles and their aggregates. Fractal and percolation composites. Optical communication and quantum electronics. Photonic crystals. Plasmonic nanomaterials.

Publications, Presentations and Patents Summary:

(h-factor is 74, as of January 2015, according to Google Scholar): One monograph and two co-authored books, 5 edited/co-edited books, 26 invited book chapters and a number of invited review articles; over 400 publications, in total, including 255 research papers in refereed journals. Co-inventor in 11 patents. Over 300 invited presentations at International Conferences and leading research centers, including a number of plenary and keynote talks.

The OPTICS category in the ISI Web of Science contains 86 journals, which in total publish (on average, 2005-2014) over 50,000 papers each year. Out of about 500,000 papers published in these journals from January 2005 to January 2015, three papers from the Shalaev group are among the top dozen most cited publications and they are ranked (as of January, 2015), in terms of the number of citations, as #6 (V. M. Shalaev, Optical negative-index metamaterials, Nature Photonics 1, 41 (2007) - 1,693 citations (Google Scholar)), #8 (V. M. Shalaev et al, Negative index of refraction in optical metamaterials, Optics Letts 30, 3356 (2005) – 1,342 citations), and #12 (W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, Optical cloaking with metamaterials, Nature Photonics 1, 224 (2007) – 1,121 citations). According to Google Scholar, there are more than 22,000 citations in total of Shalaev’s papers.

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