Tabletop Fabrication of Plasmonics-Based Ultrathin Optical Components

Apr 6, 2017
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Professor Toussaint will first present an overview of his group’s work with plasmonic nanoantennas, and then describe how these structures could be harnessed to develop a simplified, table-top approach to producing flat, ultrathin optics using plasmon-assisted etching.

Professor Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignKimani C. Toussaint, Jr., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, and an affiliate faculty in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, as well as the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Toussaint also directs the laboratory for Photonics Research of Bio/Nano Environments (PROBE Lab) at UIUC, an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on quantitative nonlinear optical imaging of biological tissues and on investigating the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures for light-driven control of matter.

Toussaint is a recipient of a 2010 NSF CAREER Award, the 2015 UIUC Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research; and holds senior member positions in the OSA, IEEE and SPIE. He has previously been selected for both the National Academy of Science’s 18th Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium and the 8th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative on Imaging Science. In addition, Toussaint is a 2017 recipient of the UIUC Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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