Maiken Mikkelsen

James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information


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

Research Interests

Quantum nanophotonics, plasmonics, light-matter interactions in artificially structured nanoscale materials, hybrid molecular-scale materials and spin phenomena in the solid state

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2021
  • Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research . 2017
  • Early Career Achievement Award. SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics . 2017
  • 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
  • Scialog Fellow. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 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 524: Introduction to Solid-State Physics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Stewart, Jon W., Jarrett H. Vella, Wei Li, Shanhui Fan, and Maiken H. Mikkelsen. “Ultrafast pyroelectric photodetection with on-chip spectral filters.” Nature Materials 19, no. 2 (February 2020): 158–62.
  • Shen, Qixin, Thang B. Hoang, Guoce Yang, Virginia D. Wheeler, and Maiken H. Mikkelsen. “Probing the origin of highly-efficient third-harmonic generation in plasmonic nanogaps.” Optics Express 26, no. 16 (August 2018): 20718–25.
  • Huang, J., G. M. Akselrod, T. Ming, J. Kong, and M. H. Mikkelsen. “Tailored Emission Spectrum of 2D Semiconductors Using Plasmonic Nanocavities.” Acs Photonics 5, no. 2 (February 21, 2018): 552–58.
  • Wilson, Wade M., Jon W. Stewart, and Maiken H. Mikkelsen. “Surpassing Single Line Width Active Tuning with Photochromic Molecules Coupled to Plasmonic Nanoantennas.” Nano Letters 18, no. 2 (February 2018): 853–58.
  • Sykes, Matthew E., Jon W. Stewart, Gleb M. Akselrod, Xiang-Tian Kong, Zhiming Wang, David J. Gosztola, Alex B. F. Martinson, et al. “Publisher Correction: Enhanced generation and anisotropic Coulomb scattering of hot electrons in an ultra-broadband plasmonic nanopatch metasurface.” Nature Communications 8, no. 1 (December 2017): 2135.