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

Recognized as Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group in 2017-2021.
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
Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), 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 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

Publication Summary (h-index is 105, as of January 2021, according to Google Scholar): Over 750 publications, in total, including 381 research papers in refereed journals, one monograph and two co-authored books, 4 co-/edited books, 29 invited book chapters, a number of invited review articles, and 348 conference proceedings and other publications; 52,000 citations, in total. Over 500 invited presentations at International Conferences and leading research centers, including a number of plenary and keynote talks. In 2017-2021 recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group.

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 nearly 750,000 publications in total in the optics category of the Web of Science from January 2005 to January 2021, three papers from the Shalaev group are among the top 50 most cited publications and they are ranked, in terms of the number of citations, as #16 (V. M. Shalaev, Optical negative-index metamaterials, Nature Photonics 1, 41 (2007) – 3083 citations, according to Google Scholar), #33 (W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, Optical cloaking with metamaterials, Nature Photonics 1, 224 (2007) – 2119 citations), and #50 (V. M. Shalaev et al, Negative index of refraction in optical metamaterials, Optics Letts 30, 3356 (2005) – 1968 citations). According to Google Scholar, there are over 52,000 citations in total to Shalaev’s papers; his h-index is 105.

Listed as "Highly Cited Researcher" (multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for for a particular field and year in Web of Science) by the 2017-2021 Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators (ESI) - link 1, link 2.

According to the Stanford list of top 2% most-cited researchrs in all fields of science, Shalaev has the career ranking of 10 in the Optics category (out of 64,512 scientists included in this category).

30 Most Cited Papers and Books (as of January 2021, according to Google Scholar)

  1. Shalaev, V. M. Optical Negative-Index Metamaterials. Nature photonics 1, 41-48, (2007) – 3083 citations
  2. Noginov, M. Zhu, G. Belgrave, A. Bakker, R. Shalaev, V.M. et al. Demonstration of a Spaser-Based Nanolaser, Nature 460, 1110-1112, (2009) – 2237 citations
  3. Cai, W., Chettiar, U. K., Kildishev, A. V. & Shalaev, V. M. Optical Cloaking with Metamaterials. Nature photonics 1, 224-227, (2007) – 2119 citations
  4. Kildishev, A. V., Boltasseva, A., Shalaev, V. M. Planar Photonics with Metasurface. Science 339 (6125), 1232009 (2013) – 2032 citations
  5. Shalaev, V. M. et al. Negative Index of Refraction in Optical Metamaterials. Optics Letters 30, 3356-3358, (2005) – 1968 citations
  6. Cai, W. & Shalaev, V. M. Optical Metamaterials. Vol. 10 (Springer, 2010) – 1842 citations
  7. 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) – 1690 citations
  8. Naik, G. Shalaev, V.M. Boltasseva, A. Alternative plasmonic materials: beyond gold and silver. Advanced Materials 25 (24), 3264-3294 (2013) 1527 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) – 1293 citations
  10. Ni, X., Kildishev, A. V., & Shalaev, V. M. Metasurface Hologram for Visible Light. Nature Communications 4, 2807 (2007) - 973 citations
  11. Xiao, S. et al. Loss-Free and Active Optical Negative-Index Metamaterials. Nature 466, 735-738, (2010) – 829 citations
  12. Brongersma, M. & Shalaev, V. The Case for Plasmonics. Science 328, (2010) – 611 citations
  13. Ni, X., Ishii, S., Kildishev, A.V., Shalaev, V.M., Ultra-thin, planar, Babinet-inverted plasmonic metalenses, Light: Science & Applications 2 (4), e72, (2013) – 577 citations
  14. Shalaev, V. M. Nonlinear Optics of Random Media: Fractal Composites and Metal-Dielectric Films. (Springer, 2000) – 506 citations
  15. Shalaev, V. M. Electromagnetic Properties of Small-Particle Composites. Physics Reports 272, 61-137, (1996) – 479 citations
  16. Genov, D. A., Sarychev, A. K., Shalaev, V. M. & Wei, A. Resonant Field Enhancements from Metal Nanoparticle Arrays. Nano Letters 4, 153-158, (2004) – 466 citations
  17. 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) – 431 citations
  18. 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) – 431 citations
  19. Sarychev, A. K. & Shalaev, V. M. Electrodynamics of Metamaterials. (World Scientific, 2007) – 416 citations
  20. W Li, U Guler, N Kinsey, GV Naik, A Boltasseva, J Guan, VM Shalaev, Advanced Materials 26 (47), 7959-7965 (2014) – 400 citations
  21. 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) – 380 citations
  22. Markel, V. et al. Near-Field Optical Spectroscopy of Individual Surface-Plasmon Modes in Colloid Clusters. Physical Review B 59, 10903, (1999) – 379 citations
  23. Sarychev, A. K. & Shalaev, V. M. Electromagnetic field fluctuations and optical nonlinearities in metal-dielectric composites, Physics Reports 335 (6), 275-371, (2000) – 361 citations
  24. Podolskiy, V., Sarychev, A. & Shalaev, V. Plasmon Modes and Negative Refraction in Metal Nanowire Composites. Optics Express 11, 735-745, (2003) – 356 citations
  25. 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) – 343 citations
  26. VM Shalaev, S Kawata Nanophotonics with surface plasmons Elsevier (2006) – 339 citations
  27. A Boltasseva, VM Shalaev Fabrication of optical negative-index metamaterials: Recent advances and outlook Metamaterials 2 (1), 1-17 (2008) – 334 citations
  28. 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) – 331 citations
  29. 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) – 321 citations
  30. 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) – 323 citations

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