In the first in-person commencement since the pandemic, Michael Grayson received the PhD degree and Xiaotong Yu received the MS degree. Congratulations! Our latest paper on pH sensing was published in Advanced Optical Materials. Congratulations! Cobi Sabo passed the PhD preliminary exam. Congratulations!
Our new conference presentation entitled "FRET-based pH-Sensing with Upconverting Nanoparticles" has been accepted for oral presentation at SPIE Photonics West to be held in Jan. 2022. Congratulations! Also, our book chapter entitled " Nanophotonics for Photon Upconversion Enhancement " in a new book " Emerging Strategies to Reduce Transmission and...
Our latest paper entitled " Quantitative modeling and experimental verification of Förster Resonant Energy Transfer in upconversion nanoparticle biosensors " is published in Journal of Applied Physics.
Taleb Ba Tis passed the PhD preliminary exam. Congratulations! Our latest paper entitled " Selective enhancement of upconversion luminescence for enhanced ratiometric sensing " is published in RSC Advances.
Bo Xu passed his Comprehensive II Exam. Bo also has his first paper, Selective excitation of plasmon resonances with single V-point cylindrical vector beams ", Opt. Express 29 , 13071-13083 (2021) published. Congratulations!
Our bladder cancer project was selected to be a part of the Bio Investor Forum for discussion with potential investors and partners. Ananda Das passed the comprehensive exam #3, the last step before thesis defense. Congratulations!
Two of our new papers were published: “ Third-Harmonic Generation Enhancement in an ITO Nanoparticle-Coated Microresonator ” in Optics Express and " Indium Tin Oxide Nanoparticle-Coated Silica Microsphere with Large Optical Nonlinearity and High Quality Factor " in ACS Photonics .
Our group is well represented at the 2020 SPIE Optics and Photonics Meeting: Ananda Das presented an invited talk "Plasmon Enhanced Upconversion in Water-Dispersible Nanostructures". Kyuyoung Bae presented "A spectroscopic study on the interaction between upconversion nanoparticles and plasmonic nanostructure" Eric Rappeport presented "Utilizing Upconverting Nanoparticles as Optical pH Sensors".
Kyuyoung Bae presented his work on "On-chip high-quality Ge 23 Sb 7 S 70 round-wedge resonators for broadband dispersion engineering" at the CELO conference . Also, our review paper " Enhancement of upconversion luminescence using photonic nanostructures " is published online in Nanophotonics .
Eric Rappeport is awarded with the prestigeous National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Also Michael Grayson received Gold Research Award from the ECEE department. Congratulations to both!
Michael Grayson and Connon Wolenski received the Department of Education GAANN fellowship. Congratulations! Also, Won Park delivered an invited talk at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference in San Diego, CA. And Won Park's latest patent "System for converting electromagnetic radiation to electrical energy using metamaterials (US Patent 10,374,524 B2)"...
Ananda Das presented his work on "Direct measurements of optical nonlinearity in indium tin oxide nanoparticles" and Kyuyoung Bae presented his work on "High quality factor, nonlinear indium tin oxide nanoparticle-coated silica microsphere" at the OSA Topical Meeting on Nonlinear Optics in Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii. Also, Won Park gave invited...