Simeon Bogdanov 1I am an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois starting a new research group in the area of Quantum and Integrated Nanophotonics. Regarding openings for students and postdocs please contact me directly at bogdanov at illinois dot edu.

My research focuses on studying single quantum optical emitters and spins coupled to nanophotonic and nanomagnetic structures. This effort aims at better understanding light-matter interaction at the nanoscale and developing single-photon sources and nanoscale sensors with unique properties. I primarily target applications in quantum information science, high-resolution metrology, and photonics.

I have graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, obtained an M.Sc. in Microelectronics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and did my Ph.D. studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL under the supervision of Prof. Manijeh Razeghi. I did my postdoctoral studies at Purdue University in the group of Vladimir M. Shalaev and Alexandra Boltasseva. My scientific achievements include the fabrication of InAs/GaSb superlattice photodetectors operating at 10 µm with the world’s lowest dark current for this material system and the realization of the brightest room-temperature single-photon source based on a nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond. I serve as a reviewer for journals such as Optics Express, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Letters, Optics Materials Express, Nanophotonics and Photonics Research.

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