12-01-2020 Our work on ultrabright single-photon emission at room temperature has been featured in a news article in the leading Russian newspaper Izvestia.

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.

12-01-2018 A highlight of our recent paper on the ultrabright single-photon source has appeared in Optics and Photonics News.

10-17-2018 The news about our work on the ultrabright single-photon emission appear in Purdue News as well as on

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Plasmonic antennas made from crystalline silver enhance the single-photon production rates at room temperature to unprecedented levels. Picture credit: Misha Shalaginov

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!

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With Purdue colleagues at the Preparing Future Faculty Workshop, Stony Brook, June 2018

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!

06-12-2018 I have given a seminar at the City College of New York, where I was kindly hosted by Vinod Menon and Carlos Meriles. Thanks for the great lab visits and your time!

05-19-2018 I have returned back from the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) held in San Jose, CA.