New DOE BES Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopy (ESPM) Award

DOE BES ESPM will fund the next generation of our work in the theoretical development of vortex-polarized free electron beam probes of polaritonic quantum materials.

New PRL on mapping exciton polaritons in structured optical cavities using focused electron beams

Congratulations to Marc, Elliot, Siamak, and Nicole for their development of a new STEM electron beam probe capable of spectrally and spatially mapping a new class of quantum materials at their native energy, length, and momentum scales.

Welcome Betty!

First year Chemistry graduate student, Betty Guo, joins the group and our DMREF team. Welcome Betty!

Alumni News

Congratulations to Dr. Claire West for receiving the Isaac Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Royal Society to fund her postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. Congratulations to Dr. Jacob Busche for receiving the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Commission to fund his postdoctoral research at the University of Madrid.

NSF DMREF renewed!

Our NSF Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer the Future (DMREF) grant was just renewed to fund another 4 years of thermal metamaterials research between the groups of David Masiello (UW), Stephan Link (Rice University), and Kallie Willets (Temple University).

Congratulations to Marc, Andrew, and Matthieu for their first paper published in the group!

Their work, published in JPCC, demonstrates a new route to beaming electromagnetic radiation via the lattice Kerker effect.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to Harrison, Kevin, and Jake for successfully defending their PhDs! Harrison is moving on to a data science position at the Institute for Disease Modeling; Kevin is beginning a post-doc with Steven Girvin at Yale / BNL; and Jake is beginning a post-doc with Johannes Feist the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Welcome New Students!

Warm welcome to new graduate students Matthieu Chalifour, Austin Nixon, Nicole Panek, and Andrew Rossi!

Nano Letters Cover (Again!)

Lightning has struck again. For the second time this year, we’ve made the cover of Nano Letters! This time Jake’s work on EELS-based nano-ellipsometry of individual ITO nanocrystals was selected. This work was collaborative with the Camden group at Notre Dame and Gamelin group at UW.