01-01-2020 I have officially started my faculty appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!
11-02-2019 Our paper on revealing surface magnetic disorder in epitaxial superconducting films has appeared in Physical Review Applied.
08-10-2019 I will be joining the ECE department at the University of Illinois in January 2020 to start a new research group in the area of Quantum and Integrated Nanophotonics. Please contact me directly regarding openings for students and postdocs.
05-09-2019 Our Perspective on achieving quantum optical coherence using a plasmonic speed-up appeared in Science.
05-06-2019 Contributed talk at CLEO on spin coherence in single plasmon-enhanced NV centers
03-01-2019 Invited talk at Virginia Commonwealth University – big thanks to Prof. Nate Kinsey for the invitation and a stimulating discussion.
02-09-2019 Invited talk at SPIE Photonics West – thanks to Conference Chairs Prof. Manijeh Razeghi and Prof. Masud Mansuripur for the kind invitation.
10-01-2018 Our work in Nano Letters on ultrabright single-photon emission has been selected by OSA’s Optics and Photonics News for coverage in the upcoming “Optics in 2018” December issue as one of the most exciting peer-reviewed articles of the year in Optics!
08-24-2018 I have returned from SPIE Optics and Photonics conference. This conference is definitely getting more interesting each year, with ever more big names and creative works!
07-12-2018 Just back from IEEE Photonics Society’s Summer Topical conference in Hawaii. Every talk was a highlight – very pleasing to be part of such a group. Also a good place for networking due to limited number of parallel sessions.
P.S. Never realized that the Big Island had so much lava. Even though the last great eruption happened a century ago, the grass has not regrown yet. Locals say, it takes two centuries for that to happen.
06-29-2018 I have just given a seminar at Stony Brook University in the AMO group led by Hal Metcalf, one of the inventors of laser cooling. I got to see their impressive teaching facility for undergraduate students, who get to benefit from the guidance of an eminent scientist. Thanks a lot for a fantastic hospitality!
06-28-2018 Attending the Preparing Future Faculty workshop at Stony Brook University. Very useful resource for those who are considering a career in academia. Thanks to Andrey and Alison for an impeccable organization!
05-19-2018 I have returned back from the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) held in San Jose, CA.