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

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 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-index is 81, as of Jan. 2017, according to Google Scholar): One monograph and two co-authored books, 5 edited/co-edited books, 28 invited book chapters and a number of invited review articles; over 500 publications, in total, including 289 research papers in refereed journals. Co-inventor of 23 issued and pending 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 90 journals, which in total publish over 50,000 papers each year. Out of over 580,000 papers published in these journals from January 2005 to January 2017, three papers from the Shalaev group are among the top twenty most cited publications and they are ranked (as of January, 2017), in terms of the number of citations, as #12 (V. M. Shalaev, Optical negative-index metamaterials, Nature Photonics 1, 41 (2007) - 2156 citations (Google Scholar)), #16 (V. M. Shalaev et al, Negative index of refraction in optical metamaterials, Optics Letts 30, 3356 (2005) - 1548 citations), and #20 (W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, Optical cloaking with metamaterials, Nature Photonics 1, 224 (2007) - 1,398 citations). According to Google Scholar, there are more than 29,000 citations in total to Shalaev's papers.

25 Most Cited Papers and Books (as of Jan.2017, according to Google Scholar)

1. Shalaev, V. M. Optical Negative-Index Metamaterials. Nature photonics 1, 41-48, (2007). - 2156 citations
2. Shalaev, V. M. et al. Negative Index of Refraction in Optical Metamaterials. Optics Letters 30, 3356-3358, (2005). - 1548 citations
3. Noginov, M. et al. Demonstration of a Spaser-Based Nanolaser. Nature 460, 1110-1112, (2009). - 1428 citations
4. Cai, W., Chettiar, U. K., Kildishev, A. V. & Shalaev, V. M. Optical Cloaking with Metamaterials. Nature photonics 1, 224-227, (2007). - 1398 citations
5. Cai, W. & Shalaev, V. M. Optical Metamaterials. Vol. 10 (Springer, 2010). - 933citations
6. West, P. R. et al. Searching for Better Plasmonic Materials. Laser & Photonics Reviews 4, 795-808, (2010). - 783 citations
7. Kildishev, A. V., Boltasseva, A., Shalaev, V. M. Science 339 (6125), 1232009 (2013). - 649 citations
8. Ni, X., Emani, N. K., Kildishev, A. V., Boltasseva, A. & Shalaev, V. M. Broadband Light Bending with Plasmonic Nanoantennas. Science 335, 427-427, (2012). - 580 citations
9. Xiao, S. et al. Loss-Free and Active Optical Negative-Index Metamaterials. Nature 466, 735-738, (2010). - 533 citations
10.Naik, G. V., Shalaev, V. M., Boltasseva, A. Alternative plasmonic materials: beyond gold and silver Advanced Materials 25 (24), 3264-3294, (2013). - 427 citations
11.Shalaev, V. M. Nonlinear Optics of Random Media: Fractal Composites and Metal-Dielectric Films. (Springer, 2000). - 417 citations
12.Shalaev, V. M. Electromagnetic Properties of Small-Particle Composites. Physics Reports 272, 61-137, (1996). - 393 citations
13.Genov, D. A., Sarychev, A. K., Shalaev, V. M. & Wei, A. Resonant Field Enhancements from Metal Nanoparticle Arrays. Nano Letters 4, 153-158, (2004). - 381 citations
14.Brongersma, M. & Shalaev, V. The Case for Plasmonics. Science 328, (2010). - 332 citations
15.Markel, V. et al. Near-Field Optical Spectroscopy of Individual Surface-Plasmon Modes in Colloid Clusters. Physical Review B 59, 10903, (1999). - 332 citations
16.Gresillon, S. et al. Experimental Observation of Localized Optical Excitations in Random Metal-Dielectric Films. Physical review letters 82, 4520, (1999). - 318 citations
17.Sarychev, A. K. & Shalaev, V. M. Electromagnetic Field Fluctuations and Optical Nonlinearities in Metal-Dielectric Composites. Physics Reports 335, 275-371, (2000). - 322 citations
18.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). - 321 citations
19.Podolskiy, V., Sarychev, A. & Shalaev, V. Plasmon Modes and Negative Refraction in Metal Nanowire Composites. Optics Express 11, 735-745, (2003). - 299 citations
20.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). - 287 citations
21.Podolskiy, V. A., Sarychev, A. K. & Shalaev, V. M. Plasmon Modes in Metal Nanowires and Left-Handed Materials. Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials 11, 65-74, (2002). - 285 citations
22.Tsai, D. et al. Photon Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Images of Optical Excitations of Fractal Metal Colloid Clusters. Physical review letters 72, 4149, (1994). - 280 citations
23.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) - 269 citations
24.Shalaev, V. M. & Sarychev, A. K. Nonlinear Optics of Random Metal-Dielectric Films. Physical Review B 57, 13265, (1998). - 267 citations
25.Sarychev, A. K. & Shalaev, V. M. Electrodynamics of Metamaterials. (World Scientific, 2007). - 257 citations

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