Brief CV


Vladimir M. Shalaev

The Robert and Anne Burnett Distinguished 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. Siberian Federal University (Russia), physics and mathematics (summa com laude), 1983

Professional Career

Director of Tellabs Center for Quantum Photonics, College of Engineering, Purdue2019-pres.
Founding co-Director of Purdue Quantum Center2015-pres.
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

Ranked #9 in category "optics" out of 64,044 in the Stanford list of top 2% World's highest-cited scientists (career-long)
Ranked #28 in electronics and electrical engineering among top USA researchers, according to
Recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher (in physics) by the Web of Science Group for 6 consequitive years, in 2017-2023, including the latest 2023
Most citated author or/and published a most cited paper for various years in a number of journals, including Laser and Photonics Reviews (lifetime most cited author); Nature’s Light Science an Aplications (2023); Optics Letters (2005); Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics (2010); Laser Physics Letters (2006); Optical Materials Express (2015, 2016); Journal of Optics (2005, 2018, 2019); Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials (2002); Light: Science and Application,Nature Publishing Group (2013); Springer Tract in Modern Physics (2000); Metamaterials (2008); Zeitschrift Fur Physic D – Atoms Molecules and Clusters (1988); Journal of Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics (2015). Second-most cited author or/and published 2-nd most cited paper for different years in several journals, including Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials (lifetime 2-nd most cited author); Nature Photonics (2007); Journal of Optics (2018); Optical Materials Express (2018). Fourty one times listed among top ten most cited authors or /and as publishing a top-ten-most-cited paper for different years in various journals.
Lead Specific Aim “Hybrid Quantum Sensors” in the DoE Quantum Science Center
American Physical Society 2020 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids
Honorary Doctorate from University of Southern Denmark, 2015
IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, 2015
Rolf Landauer medal of the ETOPIM (Electrical, Transport and Optical
Properties of Inhomogeneous Media) International Association, 2015
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 Materials Research Society (MRS), 2015 -
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 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-index is 123, as of January 2024, with nearly 70,000 citations, according to Google Scholar. Over 800 publications, in total, including over 400 research papers in refereed journals, one monograph and two co-authored books, 4 edited/co-edited books, 30 invited book chapters, 30 granted USA patents, and over 400 conference proceedings and other publications; nearly 70,000 citations, in total. Over 500 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 94 journals; over 50,000 research articles, conference proceedings and book chapters are published each year in this category. Out of roughly 800,000 publications in total in the optics category of the Web of Science since January 2005, five papers from the Shalaev group are among the top 100 most cited publications.

For 7 consequitive years, listed as Highly Cited Researcher (multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for a field and year in Web of Science) by the 2017-2023 Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators (ESI) - see link 1 and link 2.

See also Prof. Shalaev's Google Scholar citations record.

40 Most Cited Papers and Books (as of January 2024, according to Google Scholar)

  1. Shalaev, V. M. Optical Negative-Index Metamaterials. Nature photonics 1, 41-48, (2007). - 3500 citations
  2. Kildishev, A. V., Boltasseva, A., Shalaev, V. M. Planar Photonics with Metasurface. Science 339 (6125), 1232009 (2013). - 2945 citations
  3. Noginov, M. Zhu, G. Belgrave, A. Bakker, R. Shalaev, V.M. et al. Demonstration of a Spaser-Based Nanolaser, Nature 460, 1110-1112, (2009). - 2558 citations
  4. Cai, W., Chettiar, U. K., Kildishev, A. V. & Shalaev, V. M. Optical Cloaking with Metamaterials. Nature photonics 1, 224-227, (2007). - 2533 citations
  5. Naik, G. Shalaev, V.M. Boltasseva, A. Alternative plasmonic materials: beyond gold and silver. Advanced Materials 25 (24), 3264-3294 (2013). - 2326 citations
  6. West, P. R. Ishii, S. Naik, G.V. Emani, N.K. Shalaev, V.M. Boltasseva, A. Searching for Better Plasmonic Materials. Laser & Photonics Reviews 4, 795-808, (2010). - 2290 citations
  7. Cai, W. & Shalaev, V. M. Optical Metamaterials. Vol. 10 (Springer, 2010). - 2262 citations
  8. Shalaev, V. M. et al. Negative Index of Refraction in Optical Metamaterials. Optics Letters 30, 3356-3358, (2005). - 2157 citations
  9. Ni, X., Emani, N. K., Kildishev, A. V., Boltasseva, A. & Shalaev, V. M. Broadband Light Bending with Plasmonic Nanoantennas. Science 335, 427-427, (2012). - 1640 citations
  10. Ni, X., Kildishev, A. V., & Shalaev, V. M. Metasurface Hologram for Visible Light. Nature Communications 4, 2807 (2007) - 1528 citations
  11. Xiao, S. et al. Loss-Free and Active Optical Negative-Index Metamaterials. Nature 466, 735-738, (2010). - 951 citations
  12. .
  13. Brongersma, M. & Shalaev, V. The Case for Plasmonics. Science 328, (2010). - 764 citations
  14. Ni, X., Ishii, S., Kildishev, A.V., Shalaev, V.M., Ultra-thin, planar, Babinet-inverted plasmonic metalenses, Light: Science & Applications 2 (4), e72, (2013). - 756 citations
  15. W Li, U Guler, N Kinsey, GV Naik, A Boltasseva, J Guan, VM Shalaev, Refractory Plasmonics with Titanium Nitride: Broadband Metamaterials Absorber, Advanced Materials 26 (47), 7959-7965 (2014) – 702 citations
  16. A.M. Shaltout, V.M. Shalaev, M.L. Brongersma, Spatiotemporal light control with active metasurfaces, Science 364, (6441) eaat3100 (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aat3100 – 618 citations
  17. Shalaev, V. M. Nonlinear Optics of Random Media: Fractal Composites and Metal-Dielectric Films. (Springer, 2000). - 574 citations
  18. Shalaev, V. M. Electromagnetic Properties of Small-Particle Composites. Physics Reports 272, 61-137, (1996). - 523 citations
  19. Genov, D. A., Sarychev, A. K., Shalaev, V. M. & Wei, A. Resonant Field Enhancements from Metal Nanoparticle Arrays. Nano Letters 4, 153-158, (2004). - 509 citations
  20. Jacob, Z, Kim, JY, Naik, GV, Boltasseva, A, Narimanov, EE &Shalaev, V. M., Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials, Appl Phys B, 100(1) (2010) – 499 citations
  21. S Grésillon, L Aigouy, AC Boccara, JC Rivoal, X Quelin, C Desmarest, P Gadenne, VA Shubin, AK Sarychev, Vladimir M Shalaev, Experimental Observation of Localized Optical Excitations in Random Metal-Dielectric Films. Physical review letters 82, 4520, (1999). - 468 citations
  22. Sarychev, A. K. & Shalaev, V. M. Electrodynamics of Metamaterials. (World Scientific, 2007). - 466 citations
  23. F Ding, Z Wang, S He, VM Shalaev, AV Kildishev, Broadband high-efficiency half-wave plate: a supercell-based plasmonic metasurface approach, ACS Nano 9 (4), 4111-4119 – 462 citations
  24. U Guler, A Boltasseva, VM Shalaev, Refractory Plasmonics, Science 344 (6181), 263-264 (2014) – 444 citations
  25. L. Caspani, R. P. M. Kaipurath, M. Clerici, M. Ferrera, T. Roger, J. Kim, N. Kinsey, M. Pietrzyk, A. Di Falco, V. M. Shalaev, A. Boltasseva, and D. Faccio, Enhanced Nonlinear Refractive Index in ε-Near-Zero Materials, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 233901 (2016) – 434 citations
  26. GV Naik, J Liu, AV Kildishev, VM Shalaev, A Boltasseva, Demonstration of Al: ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (23), 8834-8838 (2012) – 403 citations
  27. Cai, W., Chettiar, U. K., Kildishev, A. V., Shalaev, V. M. & Milton, G. W. Nonmagnetic Cloak with Minimized Scattering. Applied Physics Letters 91, 111105, (2007). - 400 citations
  28. U. Guler, V. M. Shalaev, A. Boltasseva, Nanoparticle Plasmonics: Going Practical with Transition Metal Nitrides, Materials Today 18 (4), 227-237 (2014) – 399 citations
  29. Markel, V. et al. Near-Field Optical Spe of Individual Surface-Plasmon Modes in Colloid Clusters. Physical Review B 59, 10903, (1999). - 394 citations
  30. Sarychev, A. K. & Shalaev, V. M. Electromagnetic field fluctuations and optical nonlinearities in metal-dielectric composites, Physics Reports 335 (6), 275-371, (2000). - 388 citations
  31. C. Pfeiffer, N. K. Emani, A. M. Shaltout, A. Boltasseva, V. M. Shalaev, A. Grbic, Efficient Light Bending with Isotropic Metamaterial Huygens' Surfaces, Nano Lett., 14, 2491-2497 (2014) – 381 citations
  32. C. Haffner, D. Chelladurai, Y. Fedoryshyn, A. Josten, B. Baeuerle, W. Heni, T. Watanabe, T. Cui, B. Cheng, S. Saha, D. L. Elder, L. R. Dalton, A. Boltasseva, V. M Shalaev, N. Kinsey, J. Leuthold, Nature 556 (7702), 483-486 – 379 citations
  33. A Boltasseva, VM Shalaev Fabrication of optical negative-index metamaterials: Recent advances and outlook Metamaterials 2 (1), 1-17 (2008) – 375 citations
  34. M.A. Noginov, G. Zhu, M. Bahoura, J. Adegoke, C. Small, B.A. Ritzo, V.P. Drachev and V.M. Shalaev, The effect of gain and absorption on surface plasmons in metal nanoparticles, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics 86, 455-460, (2006) – 375 citations
  35. Stockman, M. I., Shalaev, V. M., Moskovits, M., Botet, R. & George, T. F. Enhanced Raman Scattering by Fractal Clusters: Scale-Invariant Theory. Physical Review B 46, 2821, (1992). - 367 citations
  36. Podolskiy, V., Sarychev, A. & Shalaev, V. Plasmon Modes and Negative Refraction in Metal Nanowire Composites. Optics Express 11, 735-745, (2003). - 366 citations
  37. N Kinsey, C DeVault, J Kim, M Ferrera, VM Shalaev, A Boltasseva, Epsilon-near-zero Al-doped ZnO for ultrafast switching at telecom wavelengths, Optica 2, 616-622 (2015) – 362 citations
  38. V. M. Shalaev, Trasforming Light, Science 384-386 (2008) – 360 citations
  39. W Cai, UK Chettiar, HK Yuan, VC de Silva, AV Kildishev, VP Drachev, V. M. Shalaev, Metamagnetics with rainbow colors, Optics express 15 (6), 3333-3341 (2007) – 359 citations
  40. Tsai, D. P., Kovacs, J., Wang, Z., Moskovits, M., Shalaev, V. M., Suh, J. S., Botet, R. Photon scanning tunneling microscopy images of optical excitations of fractal metal colloid clusters, Physical Review Letters 72 (26), 4149, (1994). – 353 citations
  41. Paul R West, James L Stewart, Alexander V Kildishev, Vladimir M Shalaev, Vladimir V Shkunov, Friedrich Strohkendl, Yuri A Zakharenkov, Robert K Dodds, Robert Byren, All-dielectric subwavelength metasurface focusing lens, Optics Express 22, 26212-26221(2014) – 351 citations

^ Page top ...