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Graduate Students

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We are actively looking for motivated graduate students who are interested in tackling challenging problems at the frontier of science and engineering. Those interested should contact Prof. Valentine.


Our Mission

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We are a team of researchers interested in understanding how nanoscale structuring can be used to engineer a material's optical properties. We are focused on using this understanding to develop novel materials for applications such as communications, imaging, optoelectronic devices, photonic circuitry, and solar energy conversion. The lab is under the direction of Prof. Jason Valentine in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Vanderbilt University.


Highlights

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Yuanmu Receives the Best Graduate Student Paper Award for 2014!

  • Yuanmu's paper in Nano Letters was selected as the best of 2014 within the Vanderbilt School of Engineering
  • Read more here
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Large-scale Perfect Reflectors

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Near-unity Optical Absorption in 2D Materials

2DAbsorber

Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in Dielectric Metamaterials

EITMeta

Hot Electron Photodetectors

HotElectron

All-Dielectric Perfect Reflectors

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All-Dielectric Metasurfaces

Metasurface

All-Dielectric Zero-index Metamaterials

ZeroIndex

Thermoplasmonic Antenna Design and Probing

Thermoplasmonic