Maiken Mikkelsen

Maiken Mikkelsen

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, 2009

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Maria Goeppert Mayer Award . American Physical Society. 2017
  • Cottrell Scholar Award. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Army Research Office . 2016
  • CAREER Award . National Science Foundation . 2015
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Air Force Office of Scientific Research . 2015
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award . Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2014
  • Ph.D. Thesis prize, Quantum Electronics and Optics. European Physical Society. 2011

Courses Taught

  • ECE 340L: Optics and Photonics
  • ECE 494: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PHYSICS 151L9D: Introductory Mechanics (Discussion Component)
  • PHYSICS 320L: Optics and Photonics
  • PHYSICS 491: Independent Study: Advanced Topics
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 495: Thesis Independent Study
  • VMS 325L: Optics and Photonics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Stewart, JW; Akselrod, GM; Smith, DR; Mikkelsen, MH, Toward Multispectral Imaging with Colloidal Metasurface Pixels., Advanced Materials, vol 29 no. 6 (2017) [10.1002/adma.201602971] [abs].
  • Huang, J; Hoang, TB; Ming, T; Kong, J; Mikkelsen, MH, Temporal and spatial valley dynamics in two-dimensional semiconductors probed via Kerr rotation, Physical Review B, vol 95 no. 7 (2017) [10.1103/PhysRevB.95.075428] [abs].
  • Akselrod, GM; Weidman, MC; Li, Y; Argyropoulos, C; Tisdale, WA; Mikkelsen, MH, Efficient Nanosecond Photoluminescence from Infrared PbS Quantum Dots Coupled to Plasmonic Nanoantennas, ACS Photonics, vol 3 no. 10 (2016), pp. 1741-1746 [10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00357] [abs].
  • Ge, W; Hoang, TB; Mikkelsen, MH; Stiff-Roberts, AD, RIR-MAPLE deposition of plasmonic silver nanoparticles, Applied Physics A, vol 122 no. 9 (2016) [10.1007/s00339-016-0360-9] [abs].
  • Hoang, TB; Mikkelsen, MH, Broad electrical tuning of plasmonic nanoantennas at visible frequencies, Applied Physics Letters, vol 108 no. 18 (2016), pp. 183107-183107 [10.1063/1.4948588] [abs].