Research Highlights

2013

  • July 2013: Ibrahim's paper "Prolonged spontaneous emission and dephasing of localized excitons in air-bridged carbon nanotubes", published in Nature Communications
     
  • June 2013: Xi Zhang successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis titled: "Holographic lithography for plasmonics" - Congratulations!
     
  • May 2013: Professor Strauf presents invited talk "Quantum light signatures from cavity-embedded carbon nanotubes", at the 223 meeting of the Electro Chemical Society (ECS) in Toronto, Canada.
     
  • May 2013: Gabriella Shepard receives prestigious Stanley Fellowship from Stevens Institute of Technology supporting her Ph.D. work

2012

  • Dec. 2012: Gabriella's user proposal "Fabrication of graphene antidot superlattices for applications in optoelectronic devices" accepted at Brookhaven National Lab
     
  • The Nanophotonics lab survived Hurrican Sandy - only a turbo pump got damaged
     
  • Aug. 2012: Professors Yang and Strauf receive award from AFOSR to work on "Wavelength-Tunable IR Detector based on Suspended Bilayer Graphene Micro Ribbons". For more details click this link.
     
  • May. 2012: Will successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Carbon Nanotubes as a non-classical light source in quantum photonics" - Congratulations!
     
  • Mar. 2012: Will's paper "Quantum Light Signatures and Nanosecond Spectral Diffusion from Cavity-Embedded Carbon Nanotubes" published in Nano Letters 12, 1934 (2012).
     
  • Feb. 2012 Professor Strauf received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor

2011

  • Dec. 2011: Milan successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Physics at the edge of graphene" - Congratulations!
     
  • Nov. 2011: News story published in Photonics Spectra Magazine about our Nanofabrication work
     
  • Oct. 2011: Milan's paper "Optical control of edge chirality in graphene" published in Nano Letters 11, 4874 (2011).
     
  • Aug. 2011: Professors Yang and Strauf receive NSF ECCS-EPMD award: "Bandgap-Tunable Graphene Nanoribbons for High Speed, Ultra-Wide-Band Photodetectors"
     
  • Aug. 2011: Our review article "Single Quantum Dot Nanolaser" published in Laser and Photonics Reviews 5, 609-633 (2011) was selected as "Editors Choice" and featured on MaterialsViews as a news story.
     
  • July 2011: Xi's paper "Holographic Control of Motive Shape in Plasmonic Nanogap Arrays" published in Nano Letters 11, 2715 (2011). 
     
  • Feb. 2011: Professor Strauf honored as a "Lange Lecturer in Materials" by the Materials Department at UCSB
     
  • Feb. 2011 Milan's paper "Localized States and Resultant band bending in graphene antidot superlattices" published in Nano Letters 11, 1254 (2011).
     
  • Feb. 2011: Invited News & Views article published in Nature Photonics with the title "Photonic Crystals: Lasing Woodpiles"
     
  • Jan. 2011: Professor Strauf receives NSF CAREER award: "Scalable quantum photonic devices based on vertical quantum dots and photonic crystals"

 

2010

  • Nov. 2010: Nan Ai successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis "Individual Carbon Nanotubes for Quantum Electronic and Quantum Photonic Devices" - Congratulations!
     
  • Sep. 2010: Profs. Yang (PI), Besser, Capelleri, Choi, and Strauf receive NSF-MRI award: "Acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography System for Nanoscience Research and Education based on Low-Dimensional Materials"
     
  • Sep. 2010: Milan's paper "Aperiodic conductivity oscillations in quasiballistic graphene heterojunctions" published in Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 122106 (2010).
     
  • July 2010: Milan's paper "Determination of edge purity in bilayer graphene using micro-Raman spectroscopy"  published in Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 031908 (2010).

 

2009

  • Dec. 2009: Professor Strauf presents invited talk at Columbia University, Electrical Engineering Department, NYC, USA titled "Quantum dots in photonic crystals: Nanolasers and single photon sources for information science".
     
  • Nov. 2009: Professor Strauf presents invited talk at NYU-POLY, Physics Department, Brooklyn, NYC, USA titled "Quantum dots in photonic crystals: Nanolasers and single photon sources for information science".
     
  • August 2009: Milan Begliarbekov et al. show first experimental demonstration of Klein tunneling and ballistic electron transport in graphene FETs at Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

  • June 2009: Will Walden-Newman et al. show first experimental demonstration of quantum light (photon antibunching) at Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

  • Feb. 2009: Professor Strauf presents invited talk at IBM Watson Research Lab, NY, USA: “Quantum dots in photonic crystals: Nanolasers and single photon sources for information science”

 

2008

 

  • Professor Strauf receives the Harvey N. Davies Memorial Award for Research Excellence from Stevens Institute of Technology

 


 

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