About Us

The prime motivation of our lab is to challenge the forefront of science and technology. We strive to pursue solid experimental work in addition to theoretical modeling. Our research focuses on the interaction of light with nanostructures that leads to exotic electromagnetic properties, which could be applied to the field of metamaterials, plasmonics, electronics, photonics, energy, acoustics, imaging, sensing and biology.

  • Science, Sep 2015
  • Science, Sep 2015
  • Nat. Comm., Aug 2015
  • Phys. Rev. Lett., Jul 2015
  • Nat. Comm, Jun 2015
  • Nature Materials, Apr 2015

Recent Publications

S. N. David, Y. Zhai, A. M. van der Zande, K. O'Brien, P. Y. Huang, D. A. Chenet, J. C. Hone, X. Zhang & X. Yin, "Rapid, all-optical crystal orientation imaging of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers." Applied Physics Letters, 107, 2015.
P. Wang, T. Li, C. Noel, A. Chuang, X. Zhang & H. Häffner, "Surface traps for freely rotating ion ring crystals." Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48, 2015.
X. Ni, Z. J. Wong, M. Mrejen, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "An ultrathin invisibility skin cloak for visible light." Science, 349, 2015.
D. S. Barth, C. Gladden, A. Salandrino, K. O'Brien, Z. Ye, M. Mrejen, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Macroscale Transformation Optics Enabled by Photoelectrochemical Etching." Advanced Materials, , 2015.
C. Macklin, K. O’Brien, D. Hover, M. E. Schwartz, V. Bolkhovsky, X. Zhang, W. D. Oliver & I. Siddiqi, "A near–quantum-limited Josephson traveling-wave parametric amplifier." Science, , 2015.

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Lab News

Sep 2015: Zi Jing has won the Best Student Paper awards at the Metamaterials Congress 2015 and CLEO Pacific Rim 2015.

Sep 2015: Our recent paper was chosen for the cover of this issue of Science. It has been covered by Science, LBL News, theguardian, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and others.

Aug 2015: Kevin has won the "Best Over-All Presentation" award at NLO 2015. Samantha (Xuexin) and Lin won the first and second place poster awards at the Metamaterials Science & Technology Workshop. Zi Jing has won the "Best Student Paper" award at SPIE.

Jun 2015: Our work on adiabatic elimination has been covered by LBL news, Phys.org and Nanowerk and The Daily Californian.

May 2015: Our alum Dr. Boubacar Kante has been awarded the UCSD Hellman Fellowship.

Apr 2015: Zi Jing has won the Gold MRS Graduate Student Award and Sui has been awarded the Outstanding Overseas Student Award by the Chinese government.

Feb 2015: Our work in Nature Materials was featured in LBL News.