Willie John Padilla

Willie John Padilla

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California at San Diego, 2004

Courses Taught

  • ECE 270L: Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Adomanis, BM; Watts, CM; Koirala, M; Liu, X; Tyler, T; West, KG; Starr, T; Bringuier, JN; Starr, AF; Jokerst, NM; Padilla, WJ, Bi-layer metamaterials as fully functional near-perfect infrared absorbers, Applied Physics Letters, vol 107 no. 2 (2015) [10.1063/1.49264161] [abs].
  • Adomanis, BM; Watts, CM; Koirala, M; Liu, X; Tyler, T; West, KG; Starr, T; Bringuier, JN; Starr, AF; Jokerst, NM; Padilla, WJ, Bi-layer metamaterials as fully functional near-perfect infrared absorbers, Applied Physics Letters, vol 107 no. 2 (2015), pp. 021107-021107 [10.1063/1.4926416] [abs].
  • Fan, K; Padilla, WJ, Dynamic electromagnetic metamaterials, Materials Today, vol 18 no. 1 (2015), pp. 39-50 [10.1016/j.mattod.2014.07.010] [abs].
  • Kang, G; Bae, K; Nam, M; Ko, D-H; Kim, K; Padilla, WJ, Broadband and ultrahigh optical haze thin films with self-aggregated alumina nanowire bundles for photovoltaic applications, Energy & Environmental Science, vol 8 no. 9 (2015), pp. 2650-2656 [10.1039/C5EE01757B] [abs].
  • Liu, L; Chen, W-C; Powell, DA; Padilla, WJ; Karouta, F; Hattori, HT; Neshev, DN; Shadrivov, IV, Post-processing approach for tuning multi-layered metamaterials, Applied Physics Letters, vol 105 no. 15 (2014), pp. 151102-151102 [10.1063/1.4897949] [abs].
  • Withayachumnankul, W; Shah, CM; Fumeaux, C; Ung, BS-Y; Padilla, WJ; Bhaskaran, M; Abbott, D; Sriram, S, Plasmonic Resonance toward Terahertz Perfect Absorbers, ACS Photonics, vol 1 no. 7 (2014), pp. 625-630 [10.1021/ph500110t] [abs].
  • Watts, CM; Shrekenhamer, D; Montoya, J; Lipworth, G; Hunt, J; Sleasman, T; Krishna, S; Smith, DR; Padilla, WJ, Terahertz compressive imaging with metamaterial spatial light modulators, Nature Photonics, vol 8 no. 8 (2014), pp. 605-609 [10.1038/nphoton.2014.139] [abs].
  • Shemelya, C; DeMeo, D; Latham, NP; Wu, X; Bingham, C; Padilla, W; Vandervelde, TE, Stable high temperature metamaterial emitters for thermophotovoltaic applications, Applied Physics Letters, vol 104 no. 20 (2014), pp. 201113-201113 [10.1063/1.4878849] [abs].
  • Savo, S; Shrekenhamer, D; Padilla, WJ, Liquid Crystal Metamaterial Absorber Spatial Light Modulator for THz Applications, Advanced Optical Materials, vol 2 no. 3 (2014), pp. 275-279 [10.1002/adom.201300384] [abs].
  • Watts, CM; Shrekenhamer, D; Montoya, J; Lipworth, G; Hunt, J; Sleasman, T; Krishna, S; Smith, DR; Padilla, WJ, Coded and compressive THz imaging with metamaterials, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol 8985 (2014) [10.1117/12.2058082] [abs].
  • Watts, CM; Shrekenhamer, D; Montoya, J; Lipworth, G; Hunt, J; Sleasman, T; Krishna, S; Smith, DR; Padilla, WJ, Terahertz compressive imaging with metamaterial spatial light modulators, Nature Photonics, vol 8 no. 8 (2014), pp. 605-609 [10.1038/nphoton.2014.139] [abs].
  • Shrekenhamer, D; Montoya, J; Krishna, S; Padilla, WJ, Four-Color Metamaterial Absorber THz Spatial Light Modulator, Advanced Optical Materials, vol 1 no. 12 (2013), pp. 905-909 [10.1002/adom.201300265] [abs].
  • Pilon, DV; Lui, CH; Han, TH; Shrekenhamer, D; Frenzel, AJ; Padilla, WJ; Lee, YS; Gedik, N, Spin-induced optical conductivity in the spin-liquid candidate herbertsmithite., Physical Review Letters, vol 111 no. 12 (2013) [10.1103/physrevlett.111.127401] [abs].
  • Liu, X; Padilla, WJ, Dynamic Manipulation of Infrared Radiation with MEMS Metamaterials, Advanced Optical Materials, vol 1 no. 8 (2013), pp. 559-562 [10.1002/adom.201300163] [abs].
  • Shrekenhamer, D; Watts, CM; Padilla, WJ, Terahertz single pixel imaging with an optically controlled dynamic spatial light modulator., Optics express, vol 21 no. 10 (2013), pp. 12507-12518 [10.1364/oe.21.012507] [abs].
  • Kang, G; Park, H; Shin, D; Baek, S; Choi, M; Yu, DH; Kim, K; Padilla, WJ, Broadband light-trapping enhancement in an ultrathin film a-Si absorber using whispering gallery modes and guided wave modes with dielectric surface-textured structures., Advanced Materials, vol 25 no. 18 (2013), pp. 2617-2623 [10.1002/adma.201204596] [abs].
  • Shrekenhamer, D; Chen, WC; Padilla, WJ, Liquid crystal tunable metamaterial absorber., Physical Review Letters, vol 110 no. 17 (2013) [10.1103/physrevlett.110.177403] [abs].
  • Chen, W-C; Landy, NI; Kempa, K; Padilla, WJ, A Subwavelength Extraordinary-Optical-Transmission Channel in Babinet Metamaterials, Advanced Optical Materials, vol 1 no. 3 (2013), pp. 221-226 [10.1002/adom.201200016] [abs].
  • Chen, W-C; Landy, NI; Kempa, K; Padilla, WJ, Optical Transmission: A Subwavelength Extraordinary-Optical-Transmission Channel in Babinet Metamaterials (Advanced Optical Materials 3/2013), Advanced Optical Materials, vol 1 no. 3 (2013), pp. 195-195 [10.1002/adom.201370017] [abs].
  • Venkatesh, S; Shrekenhamer, D; Xu, W; Sonkusale, S; Padilla, W; Schurig, D, Interferometric direction finding with a metamaterial detector, Applied Physics Letters, vol 103 no. 25 (2013), pp. 254103-254103 [10.1063/1.4851936] [abs].
  • Shrekenhamer, D; Watts, CM; Montoy, J; Krishna, S; Padilla, WJ, Metamaterial-based imaging for potential security applications, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol 8632 (2013) [10.1117/12.2013145] [abs].