Maiken Mikkelsen

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
  • Associate Professor of Physics
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California at 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

  • Early Career Achievement Award. SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics . 2017
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer Award . American Physical Society. 2017
  • Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research . 2017
  • Cottrell Scholar Award. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • Scialog Fellow. 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

  • PHYSICS 791: SPECIAL READINGS

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Stewart, JW; Vella, JH; Li, W; Fan, S; Mikkelsen, MH, Ultrafast pyroelectric photodetection with on-chip spectral filters., Nature Materials, vol 19 no. 2 (2020), pp. 158-162 [10.1038/s41563-019-0538-6] [abs].
  • Shen, Q; Hoang, TB; Yang, G; Wheeler, VD; Mikkelsen, MH, Probing the origin of highly-efficient third-harmonic generation in plasmonic nanogaps., Optics Express, vol 26 no. 16 (2018), pp. 20718-20725 [10.1364/oe.26.020718] [abs].
  • Huang, J; Akselrod, GM; Ming, T; Kong, J; Mikkelsen, MH, Tailored Emission Spectrum of 2D Semiconductors Using Plasmonic Nanocavities, Acs Photonics, vol 5 no. 2 (2018), pp. 552-558 [10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01085] [abs].
  • Wilson, WM; Stewart, JW; Mikkelsen, MH, Surpassing Single Line Width Active Tuning with Photochromic Molecules Coupled to Plasmonic Nanoantennas., Nano Letters, vol 18 no. 2 (2018), pp. 853-858 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04109] [abs].
  • Sykes, ME; Stewart, JW; Akselrod, GM; Kong, X-T; Wang, Z; Gosztola, DJ; Martinson, ABF; Rosenmann, D; Mikkelsen, MH; Govorov, AO; Wiederrecht, GP, Publisher Correction: Enhanced generation and anisotropic Coulomb scattering of hot electrons in an ultra-broadband plasmonic nanopatch metasurface., Nature Communications, vol 8 no. 1 (2017) [10.1038/s41467-017-02106-x] [abs].

Accolades

Steven Cummer

Steven Cummer was named among the 2019 Top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate Analytics).

David Smith

David Smith was named among the 2019 Top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate Analytics).

Maiken Mikkelsen

Maiken Mikkelsen won a 2019 Moore Inventor Fellowship to pursue hyperspectral cameras.

Highlights

wave pattern

Machine Learning Shapes Microwaves for a Computer’s Eyes

Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects

light shining through silver cubes on top of a layer of gold with 3D molecules beneath

Hyperspectral Camera

Plasmonic light detector could revolutionize multispectral imaging for cancer, food safety and agriculture

array of small gray cylinders of different sizes on a grey sheet with a red beam of light hitting a small section

Energy Harvesting

Design would enable thermophotovoltaic devices that convert waste heat to electricity