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September 2017

 

Jinwei's paper "Spiraling Light with Magnetic Metamaterial Quarter-Wave Turbines" has been accepted for publication in Nature - Scientific Reports. Congratulations!

 

August 2017

 

Our invited review paper "Metasurface Holograms for Holographic Imaging" has been accepted for publication in Advanced Optical Materials. Congratulations!

 

August 2017

 

Lei's paper "Klein tunneling near the Dirac points in metal-dielectric multilayer metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Nature - Scientific Reports. Congratulations!

 

July 2017

 

Wei's paper "Broadband polarization conversion with anisotropic plasmonic metasurfaces" has been accepted for publication in Nature - Scientific Reports. Congratulations!

 

July 2017

 

Our paper "Realizing structural color generation with aluminum plasmonic V-groove metasurfaces" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

March 2017

 

Ling's paper "Enhanced quantum dot spontaneous emission with multilayer metamaterial nanostructures" has been accepted for publication in ACS Photonics. Congratulations!

 

December 2016

 

Our research work of full-color metasurface holography has been selected as one of the "16 important research stories of 2016" at Missouri S&T!

 

"16 important research stories of 2016" Missouri S&T News

 

October 2016

 

Prof. Yang has been named Dean's Scholar that recognizes prodigious research, teaching excellence and campus service in the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Congratulations!

 

"College of Engineering and Computing names inaugural Dean's Scholars" Missouri S&T News

 

October 2016

 

Our research work of full-color metasurface holography has been reported!

 

"Researchers create 3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials" Missouri S&T News

"Researchers Create 3-D Full-Color Holographic Images with Nanomaterials" Office of Science, Department of Energy

"Scientists Create 3D Full-Color Holographic Images with Nanomaterials" R&D Magazine

"Researchers Make Full-Color Holograms from Nanomaterials" NASA Tech Briefs

"Nanoscale thin metal film creates full-color 3D holograms" LaserFocusWorld Magazine

"Researchers create 3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials" Phys.org

"Researchers Use Nanoscale Metallic Film to Develop 3D Full-Color Holographic Images" AZoNano

"First Ever Full Color 3D Holographic Images Created with Nanomaterials" Science News Journal

"Researchers create 3-D full-color plasmonic holographic images with nanomaterials" Nanowerk

"Researchers create 3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials" ScienceDaily

"Full-color 3D Holograms Made with Nanomaterials" Controlled Environments Magazine

"Researchers Create 3-D Full-Color Holographic Images with Nanomaterials" Newswise

"Full-color 3-D holograms made with atomic-sized nanomaterials" ZME Science

"3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials for 3D floating displays and more" Innovation Toronto

"Researchers Create 3-D Full-Color Holographic Images With Nanomaterials" Snaxzer

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September 2016

 

Weiwei's paper "Full-color plasmonic metasurface holograms" has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Congratulations!

 

August 2016

 

Our paper "All-metal structural color printing based on aluminum plasmonic metasurfaces" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

May 2016

 

Weiwei's paper "Strong coupling between mid-infrared localized plasmons and phonons" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

April 2016

 

Jinwei's paper "Generating and separating twisted light by gradient-rotation split-ring antenna metasurfaces" has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Congratulations!

 

April 2016

 

Prof. Yang has won the 2016 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award. Congratulations!

 

"Yang named 2016 ONR Young Investigator for metasurfaces research" Missouri S&T News

"Promising Basic Research: The 2016 ONR Young Investigators" Office of Naval Research

 

March 2016

 

Lei's paper "Optical nonlocality induced Zitterbewegung near the Dirac point in metal-dielectric multilayer metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

March 2016

 

Lei's paper "Analysis of nonlocal effective permittivity and permeability in symmetric metal-dielectric multilayer metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Optics. Congratulations!

 

February 2016

 

Prof. Yang has received the Faculty Research Award of Missouri S&T. Congratulations!

 

"Missouri S&T faculty honored for excellence" Missouri S&T News

 

December 2015

 

Our research work of metasurface structural color printing has been selected as one of the "15 important innovations of 2015" at Missouri S&T!

 

"15 important innovations of 2015" Missouri S&T News

 

December 2015

 

Our research work of plasmonic nano-propulsion system has been highlighted as one of the most important developments as described by AIAA's Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee in THE YEAR IN REVIEW of Aerospace America.

 

November 2015

 

Prof. Yang has won the NSF CAREER Award. Congratulations!

 

"Yang receives NSF CAREER Award for metamaterials research" Missouri S&T News

 

November 2015

 

Our research work on metasurface color printing has been reported in the Fall 2015 issue of Missouri S&T re:search magzine!

 

"Printing with light - Tiny structures, bright colors" Missouri S&T re:search magzine

 

November 2015

 

Our lab alumnus Prof. Zhaofeng Li has won the Hundred Talents Program Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Congratulations!

 

November 2015

 

Huixu and Zhigang's poster presentation in broadband perfect absorber has been awarded as the Third Place for the 11th Annual ISC (Intelligent Systems Center) Graduate Research Symposium. Congratulations!

 

September 2015

 

Fei's paper "Ultrasensitive detection and characterization of molecules with infrared plasmonic metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Nature - Scientific Reports. Congratulations!

 

September 2015

 

Fei's paper "Enhanced structural color generation in aluminum metamaterials coated with a thin polymer layer" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

August 2015

 

Our research work of plasmonic metasurface structural color printing has been reported in an article of "Color by Shape" in ACS Central Science, "Researchers want to mimic structural colors found in Nature to make sensors, displays, and even art."

 

August 2015

 

Prof. Yang has been invited to present our recent research progress in "Enhanced optical forces and torques in plasmonic and metamaterial nanostructures" in META'15 conference at New York.

 

June 2015

 

Jinwei's paper "Structuring Light by Concentric-Ring Patterned Magnetic Metamaterial Cavities" has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Congratulations!

 

June 2015

 

Prof. Yang has been awarded as an Outstanding Reviewer by Elsevier. Congratulations!

 

June 2015

 

Our research work of structural color printing based on plasmonic metasurfaces has been reported!

 

"Researchers demonstrate 'no-ink' color printing with nanomaterials" Missouri S&T News

"Nanotechnology Makes It Possible To Print Extremely Bright Colors Without Using Ink" Tech Times

"Printing Color Images Without Ink" Discovery Channel

"Inkless Printer Uses Holes To Create Tiny Text And Images" Tech Times

"Inkless printing manipulates light at the nanoscale to produce colors" Gizmag

"Research Looks at No Ink Color Printing" Joseph Merritt & Company

"Researchers demonstrate 'no-ink' color printing with nanomaterials" PhysOrg

"No-ink color printing with nanomaterials" ScienceDaily

"An Inkless Printer Makes Color Images With Tiny Microscopic Holes" Gizmodo

"Manufacturing Bits: Making rare earths; direct-write laser litho; nano-scale printing" Semiconductor Engineering

"Nanomaterials Enable Inkless Color Printing" Controlled Environments

"INKLESS PRINTING: In color too, using focused ion beam milling" LessThunk

"Inkless printer promises a future where printing doesn't bankrupt us" The Daily Dot

"Researchers develop inkless printer that uses Holes to create tiny text, images" Customs Today, Pakistan

"Printing Color Images Without Ink" I World New

"Researchers demonstrate 'no-ink' color printing with nanomaterials" KurzweilAI

 

June 2015

 

Tao's paper "Nonlocal effective medium approximation for metallic nanorod metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. Congratulations!

 

May 2015

 

Fei's paper "Aluminum plasmonic metamaterials for structural color printing" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

May 2015

 

Lei's paper "Nonlocal effective medium analysis in symmetric metal-dielectric multilayer metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. Congratulations!

 

May 2015

 

Fei's paper "Structural color printing based on plasmonic metasurfaces of perfect light absorption" has been accepted for publication in Nature - Scientific Reports. Congratulations!

 

May 2015

 

Huixu and Zhigang's paper "Broadband perfect absorber based on one ultrathin layer of refractory metal" has been accepted for publication in Optics Letters. Congratulations!

 

April 2015

 

Dr. Weiwei Wan joined us from University of California, San Diego. Dr. Wan received his Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University & University of California, San Diego in 2014. Welcome aboard, Weiwei!

 

April 2015

 

Prof. Yang has received the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Congratulations!

 

"Xiaodong Yang wins 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award" Missouri S&T News

 

March 2015

 

Our paper "Plasmonic force space propulsion" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Congratulations!

 

January 2015

 

Dr. Wei Cao joined us from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Cao received his Ph.D. degree from there in 2014. Welcome aboard, Wei!

 

December 2014

 

Lei's paper "Diffraction-free optical beam propagation with near-zero phase variation in extremely anisotropic metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Optics. Congratulations!

 

October 2014

 

Zhaofeng's paper "Fano resonances realized in THz metamaterials composed of continuous metallic wires and split ring resonators" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

October 2014

 

Dr. Ling Li joined us from University of North Carolina. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University in 2013. Welcome aboard, Ling!

 

October 2014

 

Dr. Jinwei Zeng joined us from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Zeng received his Ph.D. degree from there in 2014. Welcome aboard, Jinwei!

 

September 2014

 

Dr. Junying Huang joined us from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. degree from Fudan University, China in 2012. Welcome aboard, Junying!

 

September 2014

 

Lei's paper "Experimental characterization of optical nonlocality in metal-dielectric multilayer metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

June 2014

 

Our recent research work on optical nonlocalities in metal-dielectric multilayer metamaterials, visible and near-infrared epsilon-near-zero multilayer metamaterials, broadband epsilon-near-zero metamaterials, infrared optical sensing with plasmonic perfect absorbers, and GeSn mid-infrared waveguides were presented in CLEO: 2014 Conference at San Jose, California.

 

June 2014

 

Lei's paper "Realizing broadband electromagnetic transparency with a graded-permittivity sphere" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Optics. Congratulations!

 

April 2014

 

Fei's paper "Enhancing refractive index sensing capability with infrared plasmonic perfect absorbers" has been accepted for publication in Optics Letters. Congratulations!

 

February 2014

 

Dr. Zhaofeng Li joined us from Bilkent University, Turkey. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, China in 2002. Welcome aboard, Zhaofeng!

 

January 2014

 

Our research work of indefinite metamaterial cavities in Nature Photonics 6, 450-454 (2012) and hyperbolic metamaterial waveguides in Optics Letters 37, 2907-2909 (2012) have been cited in the review article "Hyperbolic Metamaterials," Nature Photonics 7, 958-967 (2013).

 

January 2014

 

Huixu's paper "Metamaterial thermal emitters based on nanowire cavities for high-efficiency thermophotovoltaics" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Optics. Congratulations!

 

December 2013

 

Our research work of epsilon-near-zero metamaterials has been selected as one of the "13 important research stories of 2013" at Missouri S&T!

 

"13 important research stories of 2013" Missouri S&T News

 

December 2013

 

Dr. Tao Geng joined us from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China. Dr. Geng received his Ph.D. degree there in 2010. Welcome aboard, Tao!

 

November 2013

 

Our research work on optical metamaterials has been reported in the Fall 2013 issue of Missouri S&T re:search magzine!

 

"Mini but mighty metamaterials - On the nano level, some materials behave oddly" Missouri S&T re:search magzine

 

November 2013

 

Lei's paper "Loss-compensated broadband epsilon-near-zero metamaterials with gain media" has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations!

 

October 2013

 

Our paper "Plasmonic Brownian Ratchet" has been accepted for publication as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B. Congratulations!

 

September 2013

 

Dr. Fei Cheng joined us from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Cheng received his Ph.D. degree there in 2013. Welcome aboard, Fei!

 

September 2013

 

Our paper "Experimental demonstration of near-infrared epsilon-near-zero multilayer metamaterial slabs" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

September 2013

 

Our paper "Optimizing height and packing-density of oriented one-dimensional photocatalysts for efficient water-photoelectrolysis" has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations!

 

August 2013

 

Lei's paper "Giant optical nonlocality near the Dirac point in metal-dielectric multilayer metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

August 2013

 

Our paper "Anomalous optical coupling between two silicon wires of a slot waveguide in epsilon-near-zero metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Optics Communications. Congratulations!

 

August 2013

 

Our proposed concept of plasmonic force propulsion for nano-/pico-satellites has been funded by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program!

 

"Researchers get NASA funding to study how to propel and control tiny spacecraft" Missouri S&T News

"Researchers might have fix to control spacecraft for NASA" Rolla Daily News

"Plasmonic Force Propulsion Revolutionizes Nano/PicoSatellite Capability" NASA

"May the Plasmonic Force Be With You!" Coalition for Space Exploration

 

July 2013

 

Our paper "Experimental realization of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial slabs with metal-dielectric multilayers" has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations!

 

June 2013

 

Our previous proposed concept of micrometre-scale photonic crystal nanocavity Raman silicon laser in Opt. Express 13, 4723 (2005) and Opt. Express 15, 4763 (2007) has just been experimentally demonstrated in Nature 498, 470 (2013) by Susumu Noda's research group.

 

April 2013

 

Our research work of broadband epsilon-near-zero metamaterials has been reported!

 

"Researchers design nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light" Missouri S&T News

"Meta-Atoms Could Advance Optical Devices" Photonics.Com

"U.S. researchers squeeze light through nanochannels" CBC News Canada

"How to Make Light Go Faster" Design News

"Researchers create design for nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light" PhysOrg

"Nanometer-Scale Material Capable of Straightening and Speeding Up Light Waves" SciTech Daily

"Meta-Atoms Funnel Light Through Ultra-Small Channels Causing It to Travel Infinitely Fast" AZoNano

"Nano-scale material can speed up, squeeze light" ScienceBlog

"Researchers Design Nanometer-Scale Material That Can Speed Up, Squeeze Light" ScienceDaily

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"U.S. researchers squeeze light through nanochannels" World News Network Canada

"Researchers design nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light" R&D Magazine

"Nanometer-scale Material That Can Speed Up, Squeeze light" Science Island

 

April 2013

 

Lei's paper "Broadband epsilon-near-zero metamaterials with steplike metal-dielectric multilayer structures" has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. Congratulations!

 

March 2013

 

Yingran and Lei's paper "Deep subwavelength beam propagation in extremely loss-anisotropic metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Optics. Congratulations!

 

March 2013

 

Yingran's paper "Infrared perfect absorber based on nanowire metamaterial cavities" has been accepted for publication in Optics Letters. Congratulations!

 

February 2013

 

Prof. Yang's invited commentary "MEMS enabled reconfigurable electromagnetic metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in the special issue on Switchable and Reconfigurable Metamaterials in Journal of Optics.

 

February 2013

 

Our research work of optical forces in metamaterial waveguides in Opt. Express 20, 22372 (2012) has been cited in "Enhancing optical gradient forces with metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 057401 (2013).

 

December 2012

 

Our research work of optical forces in metamaterial waveguides has been selected as the "Top 10 news stories of 2012" at Missouri S&T!

 

"The year's top news, Discover stories" Missouri S&T News

 

November 2012

 

Lei's paper "Loss enhanced transmission and collimation in anisotropic epsilon-near-zero metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations!

 

September 2012

 

Our research work of optical forces in metamaterial slot waveguides has been reported!

 

"Researchers demonstrate 'giant' forces in super-strong nanomaterials" Missouri S&T News

"Rolla professors make advances in nanomaterials" St. Louis Business Journal

"Researchers demonstrate 'giant' forces in super-strong nanomaterials" ScienceDaily

"New Class of Nanoscale Slot Waveguides Exhibit Stronger Transverse Optical Force" AZoNano

"Researchers demonstrate 'giant' forces in super-strong nanomaterials" PhysOrg

"Missouri University Of Science And Technology Professors Research Could Lead To Advances In Nanomaterials" First Bell, ASEE

 

August 2012

 

Yingran's paper "Giant optical forces in nanoscale metamaterial slot waveguides" has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations!

 

August 2012

 

Yingran's paper "Nanoscale metamaterial optical waveguides with ultrahigh refractive indices" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. Congratulations!

 

June 2012

 

Our research work "Experimental realization of three-dimensional indefinite cavities at the nanoscale with anomalous scaling laws" has been published in Nature Photonics. Congratulations!

 

"First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials" Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory News

"World Smallest Optical Cavities Lead to Most Intense Nanolaser Beams" IEEE Spectrum

"New class of 3-D optical cavities demonstrated" Photonics Spectra

"Metamaterials Used to Produce World's Smallest Optical Cavities" Softpedia

"First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials" R&D Magazine

"3-D Optical Cavities Made from Metamaterials" Photonics.Com

"First 3D nanoscale optical cavities from metamaterials hold promise for nanolasers, photonic communications" PhysOrg

"Indefinite Metamaterial Used to Create the First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities" SciTech Daily

"First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials" Nanowerk

"First 3-D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials: Hold Promise for Nanolasers, LEDs, Optical Sensors" ScienceDaily

"Researchers Fabricate Indefinite Metamaterials to Create Nano-Scale 3D Optical Cavities" AZoNano

"First 3-D nanoscale optical cavities from metamaterials" EurekAlert!

"From Berkeley Lab: First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials" ScienceSprings

"First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials" e!ScienceNews

"First 3-D nanoscale optical cavities from metamaterials" ScienceCodex

"Smallest 3D Optical Cavity Made" OverclockersClub

 

June 2012

 

Lei's paper "Integrated optical devices based on broadband epsilon-near-zero meta-atoms" has been accepted for publication in Optics Letters. Congratulations!

 

May 2012

 

Yingran's paper "Optical field enhancement in nanoscale slot waveguides of hyperbolic metamaterials" has been accepted for publication in Optics Letters. Congratulations!

 

May 2012

 

Prof. Yang has been recognized by the Optical Society of America (OSA) as one of the most active reviewers and received an OSA Journal Referee lapel pin. Congratulations!

 

May 2012

 

Our research work on "Three-dimensional nanoscale optical cavities of indefinite metamaterial" and "Enhanced optical forces in hybrid plasmonic devices" were presented in CLEO: 2012 at San Jose, California.

 

April 2012

 

Prof. Yang has been selected to receive the 2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Congratulations!

 

"S&T mechanical engineer wins Powe research award" Missouri S&T News

"S&T engineer wins research award" Rolla Daily News

 

April 2012

 

Dr. Lei Sun joined us from the Department of Physics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Sun received his Ph.D. degree there in 2010. Welcome aboard, Lei!

 

December 2011

 

Mr. Yingran He joined us from the Center for Optical and Electromagnetic Research at Zhejiang University, China. Mr. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate there. Welcome aboard, Yingran!

 

October 2011

 

Our research work on "Experimental demonstration of three-dimensional nanoscale metamaterial optical cavities" and "Hybridization of photonic crystal cavities and surface plasmons" were presented in Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2011 at San Jose, California.

 

August 2011

 

Our research work on "Hybrid photonic-plasmonic crystal nanocavities" and "Enhanced optical forces in hybrid plasmonic waveguides" were presented in SPIE NanoScience + Engineering at San Diego, California.